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New IMS Textbook: Lectures on the Poisson Process

IMS Textbooks: Lectures on the Poisson Process Günter Last, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Mathew Penrose, University of Bath The Poisson process, a core object in modern probability, enjoys a [ More.. ]

Nov 16, 2017

IMS Auditors’ letter and Financial Statements

A letter from the IMS auditors, Cuini and Panichi, Inc., appears in the December 2017 issue of the Bulletin. It refers to the Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending December [ More.. ]


Quo Vadis Data Science?

We in IMS must build the foundations of this emerging field Data science is at a crossroads. Will it become a fundamentally applied discipline, a collection of heuristics without any [ More.. ]

Nov 16, 2017

Contribute to the IMS

Want to give something back? The IMS offers several opportunities for contributions to the society’s programs. You can contribute by credit card or check using the form at The [ More.. ]

Jul 14, 2017

IMS Election results

We are delighted to introduce the newest members of IMS Council. The next President-Elect is Xiao-Li Meng, and the six new members of Council are: Mathias Drton, Peter Hoff, Greg [ More.. ]

May 15, 2017

Treasurer’s Report 2016

Zhengjun Zhang, IMS Treasurer, writes: This report details membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2016. The 2016 fiscal year end audit report will be published separately in the [ More.. ]


Donors to IMS Funds: Thank you all!

The IMS has eight funds that are open to contributions, detailed below. The Institute would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the IMS. If you [ More.. ]


Introducing new Contributing Editors

New IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: We are delighted to welcome to the Bulletin’s team of Contributing Editors the following “new faces”: Yoram Gat (Google Israel) Takis Konstantopoulos (Uppsala [ More.. ]

Feb 16, 2017

IMS Elections 2017

The annual elections are taking place for the next IMS President and six places in the IMS Council. We introduce the candidates in the March 2017 IMS Bulletin and at [ More.. ]


Edsel Peña is new IMS Executive Secretary

We are pleased to announce the next Executive Secretary will be Edsel Peña. Edsel is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. [ More.. ]


President’s Message: A Brief Snapshot of IMS in 2016–17

IMS President 2016–17 Jon A. Wellner, University of Washington, writes: History: Continuity and Discontinuity In preparing to write this article for the Bulletin, I took the opportunity to read several [ More.. ]


Journal news: Statistical Science opens Conversations

For many years, Statistical Science has published ‘Conversations’ with some of the many distinguished leaders in statistics and probability [see list, below]. These interviews are one of the most popular [ More.. ]


Current Index to Statistics opens up

Access to the Current Index to Statistics (CIS) <> will become open to the public effective January 1, 2017. Subscription fees will no longer be charged for any user. CIS [ More.. ]


IMS New Researchers Group

In the March 2016 issue, Alexander Volfovsky wrote about the recently formed New Researchers Group (NRG). You can read it at We caught up with the other member of [ More.. ]


Vlada Limic next IMS Bulletin Editor

We are delighted to announce that Vlada Limic will be the next Editor of the IMS Bulletin, taking over from Anirban DasGupta when his three-year term ends in December 2016. [ More.. ]



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