Jul 18, 2012

IMS Elections: results announced

The IMS election results are in. The new President-Elect is Bin Yu. Five people are elected to serve on Council for a three-year term, and one for a one-year term. Those serving for three years are Erwin Bolthausen, Alison Etheridge, Xiao-Li Meng, Nancy Reid and Richard Samworth; and Nancy Lopes Garcia will serve on Council for one year.

Special note: Ed George was on the ballot, however, he was identified as ineligible because he was currently serving on Council with a term expiring in August 2012. The IMS Bylaws require one year off of Council before being eligible for nomination again. This was an oversight and did not become apparent until all ballots had gone out and voting had commenced. This unusual situation was handled as follows: once voting closed, Ed George was eliminated from the ballots and then the votes were counted. Ed’s name was eliminated from the ballots in the following way: when a voter gave rank k>0 to Ed George, as well as ranks k+1, … , k+J to J≥1 other candidates, the ranks of the latter were changed to k, k+1, … , k+J−1. Then Ed George was removed from all ballots.

The elected Council members will replace Marie Davidian, Ed George (see above), Robert Tibshirani, Michael Titterington, and Zhiliang Ying, whose three-year terms end this July. They will join Arnoldo Frigessi, Steve Lalley, Ingrid Van Keilegom and Wing Wong, whose terms end in 2013; and Sandrine Dudoit, Steve Evans, Sonia Petrone, Christian Robert and Qiwei Yao, whose terms end in 2014. Thanks to all of them for helping to guide the Institute.

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