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New President and Council elected

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2014 annual IMS elections. The next President-Elect is Richard Davis. The newly-elected Council members are Peter Bühlmann, Florentina Bunea, Geoffrey Grimmett, [ More.. ]


IMS Membership Survey results

Jean Opsomer, IMS Treasurer, reports: During the final two months of last year, IMS conducted a brief survey of its membership. The goal of the survey was to assess the [ More.. ]

May 15, 2014

Treasurer’s Report: Fiscal Year 2013

This report details membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2013. In 2013, the fiscal year end of the IMS was moved from June 30 to December 31; therefore [ More.. ]


Elect new Council members

The annual IMS elections are announced, with one candidate for President-Elect—Richard Davis—and 12 candidates standing for six places on Council. The Council nominees, in alphabetical order, are: Marek Biskup, Peter [ More.. ]

Dec 14, 2013

Bulletin: New Contributing Editors

New IMS Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: We are pleased to announce the team of Contributing Editors (CEs) who will be writing and soliciting articles for the IMS Bulletin over [ More.. ]

Nov 17, 2013

IMS Council votes on equal opportunity for IMS Special Invited Lectures

In reaction to the absence of women among IMS special invited lecturers in 2013 (see the article by Terry Speed in the June/July issue), Council had an intensive discussion at [ More.. ]


President’s Welcome: Bin Yu

New IMS President Bin Yu has been wondering how IMS can help your career. I began my IMS presidency at JSM in Montreal in August. Data science, or big data, [ More.. ]


IMS Council election results

The annual IMS Council election results are in! We are pleased to announce that the next IMS President-Elect is Erwin Bolthausen. This year 12 candidates stood for six places on [ More.. ]

Jul 16, 2013

Donors to IMS Funds

The IMS would like to thank the following individuals for contributing to the IMS. You can contribute to the IMS at Blackwell Lecture Fund David Aldous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Kenneth [ More.. ]

May 16, 2013

Treasurer’s Report: Fiscal Year 2012

The IMS Treasurer, Jean Opsomer, reports on IMS membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2012, and reviews the fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) [ More.. ]


IMS Elections 2013

The annual IMS elections are announced, with one candidate for President-Elect (Erwin Bolthausen) and, this year, 12 candidates standing for six places on Council. The Council nominees, in alphabetical order, [ More.. ]

Feb 27, 2013

What you can do for IMS… and what IMS can do for you

IMS President Hans Künsch writes: Back in the eighties, my main reason for joining IMS was that this allowed me to purchase my own copy of the Annals of Statistics [ More.. ]

Dec 19, 2012

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IMS Presidential Address: Raising the Profile of Probability and Statistics

One of the final acts of the outgoing IMS President is to deliver the Address at the IMS annual meeting. Ruth Williams, who is now Past-President, delivered this at the [ More.. ]


President’s Welcome: Hans Rudolf Künsch

The new IMS President for 2012-2013, Hans R. Künsch, writes: I took over as president in July at the World Congress, and I have been quite busy since then in [ More.. ]



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