May 15, 2015

June/July 2015 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the June/July 2015 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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Donald Geman elected to NAS

The USA’s National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries this year, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. [ More.. ]

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May 18, 2015

Book accommodation for JSM Seattle

If housing reservations are any indication, the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle (August 8–13, 2015) may be the biggest JSM yet. All the reserved rooms sold out within 24 hours! [ More.. ]

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Bruce Lindsay: 1947–2015

We learned just before we went to print with the June/July issue that Bruce Lindsay, 68, passed away May 5 in State College, PA. An obituary was printed in The [ More.. ]

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Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Among the new Fellows of the American Mathematical Society are five IMS members: Maury Bramson, Paul Dupuis, James Fill, Donald Fraser and Jonathan Mattingly.

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Alison Etheridge elected Fellow of the UK Royal Society

Professor of Probability in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Oxford, Alison Etheridge, has been elected one of the 47 new Fellows and 10 new Foreign [ More.. ]

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Patrick Kelly selected to receive 2015 Carver Medal

IMS Council has approved the nomination of Senior Production Editor Patrick Kelly for the 2015 Carver Medal, as recommended by the Committee to Select the Carver Award. Patrick receives the [ More.. ]

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Emery Brown filmed at National Academy of Sciences meeting

During the 152nd annual meeting of the US National Academy of Sciences, several events and sessions were recorded and are now available to watch online. One of the filmed “research [ More.. ]

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IMS Travel Awards announced

Meet the 13 people selected to receive this year’s IMS Travel Awards. The IMS Travel Awards provide funding for travel to present a paper or a poster at an IMS [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner: deadline extended

The Student Puzzle printed in the April/May IMS Bulletin is clearly proving difficult to crack. So, to encourage more entries, the deadline has now been extended until June 18, 2015. [ More.. ]

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IMU Itô Travel Awards

Takashi Kumagai is Chair of the Selection Committee for the International Mathematical Union Itô Travel Awards. He writes: The International Mathematical Union (IMU) is supporting via the IMU Itô fund, [ More.. ]

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IMS Fellows 2015

We announce the class of new IMS Fellows for 2015, who will be presented at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at JSM in Seattle. Congratulations, Fellows!

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May 18, 2015

Obituary: Evarist Giné-Masdeu, 1944–2015

Evarist Giné-Masdeu, known as Evarist Giné, last June at the conference in his honor in Cambridge, UK Evarist Giné-Masdeu—or just Evarist Giné—passed away on March 13 in Hartford, CT. He [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture preview: Grégory Miermont

Grégory Miermont received his education at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris from 1998–2002. He defended his PhD thesis, which was supervised by Jean Bertoin, in 2003. He also spent [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture preview: Kavita Ramanan

Kavita Ramanan is a Professor at the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. She is a fellow of the IMS and a recipient of the Erlang Prize of the [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture preview: Nicolai Meinshausen

Nicolai Meinshausen is Professor of Statistics at ETH Zurich. Before taking up his current post in 2013, he was Professor of Statistics at the University of Oxford and a post-doc [ More.. ]

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