Oct 1, 2018

October/November 2018 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the October/November 2018 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


David Donoho’s Gauss Award

David Donoho is the recipient of the 2018 Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, the major prize in applied mathematics awarded jointly by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the German Mathematical [ More.. ]


Statisticians honored by COPSS at JSM2018

Wendy Lou, COPSS Secretary/Treasurer, writes: The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) presents awards annually to honor statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics. For [ More.. ]


Senior statisticians celebrate birthdays

We extend our congratulations to two former IMS Presidents, C.R. Rao, who recently celebrated his 98th birthday, on September 10, and Herman Chernoff, who turned 95 in July. Anirban DasGupta [ More.. ]


An Interview with Richard Samworth, COPSS Presidents’ Award winner

  Richard J. Samworth of the University of Cambridge is the recipient of the 2018 Presidents’ Award. This award is presented annually to a young member of one of the [ More.. ]


Nominate 2019 COPSS Awards

Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are an [ More.. ]


Nominate for IMS Awards

It’s time to think about nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators for these IMS awards: Tweedie award, Carver medal and IMS Fellowship. The Tweedie New Researcher Award funds travel to [ More.. ]


Nominating a Fellow? Here’s how to choose

Go forth and nominate! Past President Alison Etheridge writes: In my Presidential address, I called upon everyone to be more proactive in seeking diverse nominations to Fellowship of the IMS. [ More.. ]


Apply for IMS Travel Awards

Applications are open for two types of travel awards. The IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award funds travel and registration to attend (and possibly present a paper/poster at) an IMS [ More.. ]


Call for Nominations: Parzen Prize

The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University Invites Nominations for The Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation To promote the dissemination of statistical innovation, the Emanuel and [ More.. ]


Call for Nominations: Ethel Newbold Prize

The Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every two years, next time in spring 2019. The [ More.. ]


2018 WNAR/IMS Meeting

The Western North American Region of The International Biometric Society (WNAR) jointly holds an annual meeting with IMS. Megan Othus reports from the most recent meeting, in June: The 2018 [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 22

The Student Puzzle Corner contains problems in statistics or probability. Solving them may require a literature search. Student IMS members are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student [ More.. ]


Richard Gibbens (1962–2018)

British mathematician and computer scientist Richard Gibbens has died, following a short illness. He was 56. Richard’s research interests included the mathematical modelling of networks especially communication, road transport and [ More.. ]


Treasurer’s Report 2017

The IMS Treasurer, Zhengjun Zhang, presents the report of the Institute’s finances. The report details membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2017. You can download the report as [ More.. ]



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