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COPSS Awards for Bin Yu and Susan Murphy

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) presents awards annually to honor statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics. Bin Yu has been selected as [ More.. ]


Royal Statistical Society awards for 2018

The UK Royal Statistical Society has announced its 2018 awards recipients. Among them are three IMS members: Peter Bühlmann (Guy Medal in Silver), Peng Ding (Guy Medal in Bronze), and [ More.. ]


NISS 2017 Jerome Sacks Award for Jun Liu

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences Jerome Sacks Award recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. Last year’s award recipient, Jun S. Liu, Harvard University, was [ More.. ]


Obituary: Lawrence David Brown, 1940–2018

Former IMS President Lawrence D. Brown died peacefully on February 21, 2018, at the age of 77. Larry preserved his unfailing fortitude and good humor to his last day. Larry [ More.. ]


Judea Pearl receives inaugural Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling

Judea Pearl has been awarded the 2018 Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling, for the invention of a model-based approach to probabilistic and causal reasoning, the discovery of [ More.. ]


Knighthood for Bernard Silverman

Former IMS President, Annals of Statistics and IMS Bulletin editor Bernard Silverman was knighted in the UK’s 2018 New Year Honours List for public service and services to Science. Bee [ More.. ]


David Banks named as new SAMSI Director

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) has announced the hiring of a new director. David Banks, Duke University, has assumed the role, replacing Richard Smith. SAMSI is one [ More.. ]


Adrian Smith appointed to lead UK’s Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS as Institute Director. Professor Smith, currently Vice-Chancellor at the University of London, [ More.. ]


Tyler VanderWeele: COPSS Presidents’ Award

Bhramar Mukherjee from University of Michigan writes: Congratulations to Tyler J. VanderWeele of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the recipient of the 2017 COPSS Presidents’ Award. This [ More.. ]


National Academy of Medicine’s new member

The US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members. Among them is Nicholas Patrick Jewell, University of California, Berkeley. Election [ More.. ]


American Association for the Advancement of Science announces 2017 Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the distinction of Fellow to 396 of its members for 2017 in recognition of their contributions to science and [ More.. ]


ICM 2018 Plenary Speakers Lawler, Jordan

The International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018) takes place August 1–9, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (see The organizing committee have announced 21 plenary lectures, among which [ More.. ]


Celebration of 2017 World Statistics Day at Ball State University

On October 26, Ball State University Statistics Group celebrated the 2017 United Nations World Statistics Day. The Colloquium Speaker was Dr. Mir Masoom Ali, the George and Frances Ball Distinguished [ More.. ]


American Statistical Association honors bestowed at JSM

The ASA Founders Award is bestowed upon ASA members with long-standing and distinguished service to the association and its membership. Four people received the Founders Award at JSM, including Nick [ More.. ]


Joanne Wendelberger receives ASQ Hunter Award

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) recently honored Joanne Wendelberger with the 2017 William G. Hunter Award. The award recognizes Bill Hunter’s many contributions, especially in [ More.. ]



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