Jul 15, 2014

August 2014 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the August 2014 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


IMS: a cross-continent human network (with free student membership)

IMS President Bin Yu writes: As I am finishing my term as the IMS President and transitioning into the role of Past-President, I have been reflecting on the roles of [ More.. ]


Members News: August 2014

Featuring news about Rami Atar, F. Jay Breidt, Alexander Goldenshluger, Thomas C.M. Lee, Bin Nan, Richard Samworth, Martin Wainwright, Harrison H. Zhou; Christopher Genovese; H.N. Nagaraja


New President and Council elected

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2014 annual IMS elections. The next President-Elect is Richard Davis. The newly-elected Council members are Peter Bühlmann, Florentina Bunea, Geoffrey Grimmett, [ More.. ]


Nominate an IMS Named or Medallion Lecturer

Beginning this year, the IMS Committee on Special Lectures is accepting nominations for IMS Named and Medallion Lectures. Available for nomination this year are the 2016 Wald and Rietz Lecturers, [ More.. ]


IMS Fellows 2014

We announce the class of new IMS Fellows for 2014, who will be presented at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the IMS-ASC meeting in Sydney. Congratulations, Fellows! [ More.. ]


Hand writing: On Measuring National Wellbeing

Contributing Editor David Hand writes: How should we measure national wellbeing? The first stage in answering such a question is deciding exactly what it is that we’re talking about. It’s [ More.. ]


XL-Files: The Future of Statistics…?

Xiao-Li Meng writes: Life sometimes teases us. The older one gets, and hence the shorter future one has to contemplate, the more often one is asked to predict the future. [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 5 (deadline August 15)

The Student Puzzle Corner contains one or two problems in statistics or probability. Sometimes, solving the problems may require a literature search. Current student members of the IMS are invited [ More.. ]


ICIAM: Call for Minisymposia (deadline September 30, 2014)

8th International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2015: Call for Minisymposia Beijing, China August 10–14, 2015 This congress is the main activity of the International Council of Industrial and [ More.. ]



Welcome to the new and improved IMS Bulletin website! We are developing the way we communicate news and information more effectively with members. The print Bulletin is still with us (free with IMS membership), and still available as a PDF to download, but in addition, we are placing some of the news, columns and articles on this blog site, which will allow you the opportunity to interact more. We are always keen to hear from IMS members, and encourage you to write articles and reports that other IMS members would find interesting. Contact the IMS Bulletin at bulletin@imstat.org

What is “Open Forum”?

With this new blog website, we are introducing a new feature, the Open Forum. Any IMS member can propose a topic for discussion. Email your subject and an opening paragraph (send this to bulletin@imstat.org) and we'll post it to start off the discussion. Other readers can join in the debate by commenting on the post. Search other Open Forum posts by using the Open Forum category link below. Start a discussion today!

About IMS

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international scholarly society devoted to the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. We have about 4,500 members around the world. Visit IMS at http://imstat.org