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2017 Tweedie Award winner

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Rina Foygel Barber as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Rina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics [ More.. ]

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Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Awards for IMS members

Royal Statistical Society (RSS) West Medal to Danny Pfeffermann Danny Pfeffermann has had a long career in social statistics, with particular methodological interests in time series, multilevel modelling, survey non-response [ More.. ]

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Anton Wakolbinger and co-authors win 2017 Itô Prize

The 2017 Itô Prize is won by Adrián González Casanova, Noemi Kurt, Anton Wakolbinger and Linglong Yuan, for their paper entitled “An individual-based model for the Lenski experiment, and the [ More.. ]

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New ISI Elected members

We congratulate the following new International Statistical Institute (ISI) Elected Members, who were elected recently in ISI Membership Elections. Among those elected in the first round of 2017 were: Sévérien [ More.. ]

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Cox and Efron’s BBVA Award

Sir David Cox and Bradley Efron have been awarded the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category. The €400,000 award is shared for their development [ More.. ]

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White House recognizes Emily Fox with Presidential Early Career Award

Emily Fox, Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, University of Washington, has been selected to receive a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the [ More.. ]

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David J Finney turns 100

Congratulations to IMS Fellow, Professor David Finney, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 16 December 2016. David Finney pioneered the development of systems monitoring drug safety; his work has greatly [ More.. ]

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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.. ]

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Alastair Scott receives Royal Society of New Zealand’s Jones Medal

IMS Fellow Alastair Scott has been awarded the Jones Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) for his lifetime contribution to statistics. The medal selection committee acknowledged that [ More.. ]

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Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942–2016

Stephen Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died December 14 in Pittsburgh, USA. He was 74. An internationally acclaimed statistician, Fienberg was best known [ More.. ]

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Charles M. Stein, 1920–2016

We regret to report that Charles Stein passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 24, aged 96. He was a professor of statistics at Stanford University. He is widely known [ More.. ]

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American Association for the Advancement of Science 2016 Fellows

In October 2016, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected 391 members as Fellows of AAAS. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf [ More.. ]

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Sastry Pantula receives Paul Minton Service Award

Oregon State University College of Science Dean Sastry G. Pantula was honored for his outstanding and extensive service to the statistics profession with the 2016 Paul Minton Service Award from [ More.. ]

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Profile: Steve Evans

David Steinsaltz, University of Oxford, UK, profiles Steve Evans, one of the five IMS Fellows elected in 2016 to the US National Academy of Sciences [profiles of the other four [ More.. ]

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First International Prize in Statistics

IMS Fellow Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The Prize, considered the highest honor in statistics, will be bestowed every other [ More.. ]

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