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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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]



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