Nov 15, 2016

December 2016 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the December 2016 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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First International Prize in Statistics

IMS Fellow Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The Prize, considered the highest honor in statistics, will be bestowed every other [ More.. ]

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Alicia Carriquiry elected to National Academy of Medicine

Among the 70 regular members and 9 international members elected this year to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is IMS Fellow Alicia Carriquiry. Alicia is distinguished professor of [ More.. ]

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Ruth Williams and Martin Reiman receive von Neumann Theory Prize

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has selected Ruth Williams and Martin Reiman to jointly receive the 2016 INFORMS Von Neumann Theory Prize. The John von [ More.. ]

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COPSS leadership roles for Nicholas Horton and Wendy Lou

IMS members Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) and Wendy Lou (University of Toronto) have taken on new leadership roles as Chair and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively, of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical [ More.. ]

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American Statistical Association awards and prizes at JSM

The ASA awarded several prizes at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago this year—and there are lots of IMS members and Fellows among them! ASA Founders: James L. Rosenberger received [ More.. ]

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Profile: Yuval Peres

Russell Lyons writes this profile of IMS Fellow Yuval Peres, who was elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in May 2016.   Yuval Peres, [ More.. ]

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Profile: Nancy Reid

Our fourth profile of IMS Fellows who were elected in May to the US National Academy of Sciences is devoted to Nancy Reid. Christian Genest from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, [ More.. ]

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Electronic Journal of Statistics special section

The Electronic Journal of Statistics, Volume 10, number 2, contains a Special Section entitled “Statistical Inference in Sparse High-Dimensional Models”. This special section has been co-edited by Florentina Bunea and [ More.. ]

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Profile: David Hand

As we reported in the previous issue, the 2016 George Box Medal has been awarded to one of our contributing editors, David Hand. This medal is awarded by the European [ More.. ]

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Vlada’s Point: Peer Review III—Web booth at your service

Vlada Limic closes her mini-series on ways to improve the peer review process. (Since she is taking over as Editor of the IMS Bulletin, Vlada is also ending her time [ More.. ]

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Current Index to Statistics opens up

Access to the Current Index to Statistics (CIS) <http://statindex.org> will become open to the public effective January 1, 2017. Subscription fees will no longer be charged for any user. CIS [ More.. ]

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Nov 17, 2016

XL-Files: A Nobel Prize in Statistics, finally…

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: A Nobel Prize in Statistics? Well, almost. The launching of the International Prize for Statistics (IPS), with its explicit references to the Nobel Prize (NP) [ More.. ]

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Nov 17, 2016

Obituary: Lajos Takács, 1924–2015

Lajos Takács was born on 21 August 1924 in Maglód, a small town 16 miles from Budapest in Hungary. He showed an early aptitude for mathematics, and an interest in [ More.. ]

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IMS New Researchers Group

In the March 2016 issue, Alexander Volfovsky wrote about the recently formed New Researchers Group (NRG). You can read it at http://bulletin.imstat.org/2016/02/introducing-the-new-researchers-group/. We caught up with the other member of [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Assumptions

Terry Speed knows that if you want to find something out (from your data), you should ask, rather than assume.

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