May 15, 2017

Call for Nominations: IMS Special Lectures

The IMS Committee on Special Lectures is now accepting nominations for the following IMS Named and Medallion Lectures.

  • 2019 Wald Lecturer: The Wald Memorial Lectures honor Professor Abraham Wald. The Wald Lecturer gives two, three or four one-hour talks on one subject. This gives sufficient time to develop material in some detail and make it accessible to non-specialists.
  • 2019 Rietz Lecturer: The Rietz Lectures are named after the first President of the IMS, Henry L. Rietz. The lectures are intended to be of broad interest and serve to clarify the relationship of statistical methodology and analysis to other fields.
  • 2020 Medallion Lecturers: The Committee on Special Lectures invites eight individuals to deliver Medallion Lectures annually.
  • The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2017. To nominate someone, you will need a nomination letter (half a page, including your name, the nominee’s name and the name of the IMS lecture for which the nominee is nominated), and a list of five of their most relevant publications, with a URL where these publications are accessible.
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