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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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


Alicia Carriquiry elected to National Academy of Medicine

Among the 70 regular members and 9 international members elected this year to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is IMS Fellow Alicia Carriquiry. Alicia is distinguished professor of [ More.. ]


Ruth Williams and Martin Reiman receive von Neumann Theory Prize

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has selected Ruth Williams and Martin Reiman to jointly receive the 2016 INFORMS Von Neumann Theory Prize. The John von [ More.. ]


COPSS leadership roles for Nicholas Horton and Wendy Lou

IMS members Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) and Wendy Lou (University of Toronto) have taken on new leadership roles as Chair and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively, of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical [ More.. ]


American Statistical Association awards and prizes at JSM

The ASA awarded several prizes at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago this year—and there are lots of IMS members and Fellows among them! ASA Founders: James L. Rosenberger received [ More.. ]


Profile: Yuval Peres

Russell Lyons writes this profile of IMS Fellow Yuval Peres, who was elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in May 2016.   Yuval Peres, [ More.. ]


Profile: Nancy Reid

Our fourth profile of IMS Fellows who were elected in May to the US National Academy of Sciences is devoted to Nancy Reid. Christian Genest from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, [ More.. ]


Profile: David Hand

As we reported in the previous issue, the 2016 George Box Medal has been awarded to one of our contributing editors, David Hand. This medal is awarded by the European [ More.. ]


Tweedie Award presentation

In the April/May 2016 issue we reported that the winner of the 2016 Tweedie New Researcher Award was Alexandre Bouchard-Côté. Alexandre presented the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the [ More.. ]


Joel Greenhouse presents Rod Little Distinguished Lecture

Joel B. Greenhouse, Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, was invited to present the inaugural Rod Little Distinguished Lecture in the Department of Biostatistics [ More.. ]



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