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Members’ News: January/February 2016

Featuring news about Donald P. Gaver III, Michael Paul Cohen, Patricia A. Jacobs, Alan F. Karr, Stephen Portnoy, James Matthew Robins, Chih-Ling Tsai, Alyson G. Wilson; Judith Rousseau; Probal Chaudhuri, Radu Craiu, Byron J. Gajewski, Jianhua Huang, Nicholas Jewell, Jiming Jiang, Abba Meyer Krieger, Qi Long, Michael T. Longnecker, Wenbin Lu, Guy Philip Nason, Sonja Petrović, Natesh Pillai, Bruce David Spencer, David Spiegelhalter, Ajit Tamhane, David Alan Stephens and Glenn Stone.


COPSS Awards at JSM

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) conferred their 2015 awards at JSM in Seattle in August. John D. Storey, Princeton University’s William R. Harman ’63 and Mary-Love Harman [ More.. ]


Members’ News: October/November 2015

Featuring news about Nell Sedransk, Bradley Efron, David L Banks, Peter Gaenssler, Samantha Tyner


ASA name 62 new Fellows

The American Statistical Association (ASA) named 62 of its members as Fellows this year. Among them are 18 IMS members. The IMS members who are new ASA Fellows are: John [ More.. ]


Statisticians on Ice

Two IMS members have been signed to major ice hockey teams in the US — not as players, but as part of the growing number of statistical analysts in professional [ More.. ]


Members’ News: September 2015

Featuring news about Aad van der Vaart, Michael Waterman, Steven Fienberg, Jiming Jiang, Judith Goldberg, John Eltinge, Xuming He and Danyu Lin.


Members’ News: August 2015

Featuring news about Sharon-Lise Normand, Gunnar Kulldorff, Ramanathan Gnanadesikan, Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Xuming He, Hao Zhang


Rao Prize Conference

The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2015 Rao Prize Conference on May 14, 2015 to honor three prize recipients: the 2015 C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize Recipient [ More.. ]


Wald Lectures preview: Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy is the H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics & Professor of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research. Her research focuses on improving [ More.. ]


Donald Geman elected to NAS

The USA’s National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries this year, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. [ More.. ]


Bruce Lindsay: 1947–2015

We learned just before we went to print with the June/July issue that Bruce Lindsay, 68, passed away May 5 in State College, PA. An obituary was printed in The [ More.. ]


Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Among the new Fellows of the American Mathematical Society are five IMS members: Maury Bramson, Paul Dupuis, James Fill, Donald Fraser and Jonathan Mattingly.


Alison Etheridge elected Fellow of the UK Royal Society

Professor of Probability in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Oxford, Alison Etheridge, has been elected one of the 47 new Fellows and 10 new Foreign [ More.. ]


Patrick Kelly selected to receive 2015 Carver Medal

IMS Council has approved the nomination of Senior Production Editor Patrick Kelly for the 2015 Carver Medal, as recommended by the Committee to Select the Carver Award. Patrick receives the [ More.. ]


Emery Brown filmed at National Academy of Sciences meeting

During the 152nd annual meeting of the US National Academy of Sciences, several events and sessions were recorded and are now available to watch online. One of the filmed “research [ More.. ]



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