Feb 19, 2019

Preview: Special IMS Lectures in 2019

Over the coming months we will be featuring previews of the 2019 special invited speakers who will be giving their lectures at three IMS meetings this year: the INFORMS/APS meeting in Brisbane, Australia, July 2–4; the 41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications 2019 (SPA 2019), July 8–12 in Evanston, Illinois, USA; and the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings, JSM, July 27–August 1, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Charles Bordenave will be giving a Medallion Lecture at the INFORMS/APS meeting. The SPA meeting will feature two Medallion lectures, from Krzysztof Burdzy [see this link] and Etienne Pardoux, as well as the Schramm Lecture from Stanislav Smirnov. At the JSM, the Wald lecturer will be Trevor Hastie; the Rietz lecture will be Yoav Benjamini, and the remaining four Medallion lectures will be given by David Dunson [see this link], Elizaveta (Liza) Levina, Hao Helen Zhang and Yee Whye Teh.

So, to give you a taste of their lectures, two of the 2019 special invited speakers outline their subjects in the next posts. We’ll bring you more preview articles in the next few issues.

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