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Grégory Miermont awarded 2018 CNRS Silver Medal

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has awarded one of its 2018 Silver Medals to Grégory Miermont, professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. CNRS awards Silver [ More.. ]


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 [ More.. ]


Teaching Statistics… at a Food Coop

IMS member Jonathan Skinner has taught a free statistics class (“without math”) as part of the offerings at his local food coop, in order to spread the good word, for [ More.. ]


National Academy of Medicine new Members

IMS Fellow Xihong Lin was among those elected as members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the three United States Academies, along with Science and Engineering. Election [ More.. ]


2018 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics section of the American Public Health Association has named Raphael Gottardo, a computational biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the winner of its 2018 [ More.. ]


American Association for the Advancement of Science selects new Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has bestowed upon 416 of its members the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in [ More.. ]


IMS Journals: new editors

Some of the IMS journals have new editors. Starting January 1, 2019, the Annals of Applied Probability will now have two Co-editors (like the Annals of Statistics has had). Therefore, [ More.. ]


Bradley Efron receives International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics is awarded to Bradley Efron, Professor of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in [ More.. ]


Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series resumes with Grace Wahba

Haim Bar & Dipak K. Dey, University of Connecticut, report: After a six-year hiatus, this year we renewed the Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series. With generous funding from Pfizer, the American [ More.. ]


Michael Jordan and Bin Yu selected for Chan–Zuckerberg Research Awards

IMS Fellows Michael I. Jordan (UC Berkeley) and Bin Yu (UC Berkeley) are working on two of the six projects that have just received a highly selective Chan–Zuckerberg Intercampus Research [ More.. ]


David Donoho’s Gauss Award

David Donoho is the recipient of the 2018 Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, the major prize in applied mathematics awarded jointly by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the German Mathematical [ More.. ]


Statisticians honored by COPSS at JSM2018

Wendy Lou, COPSS Secretary/Treasurer, writes: The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) presents awards annually to honor statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics. For [ More.. ]


Senior statisticians celebrate birthdays

We extend our congratulations to two former IMS Presidents, C.R. Rao, who recently celebrated his 98th birthday, on September 10, and Herman Chernoff, who turned 95 in July. Anirban DasGupta [ More.. ]


An Interview with Richard Samworth, COPSS Presidents’ Award winner

  Richard J. Samworth of the University of Cambridge is the recipient of the 2018 Presidents’ Award. This award is presented annually to a young member of one of the [ More.. ]


New ASA Fellows recognised at JSM 2018 ceremony

The American Statistical Association elected 60 new Fellows this year, among whom are 16 IMS members and/or Fellows: Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Moulinath Banerjee, Aurore Delaigle, Peter David Hoff, Bing-Yi Jing, Christina [ More.. ]



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