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Members’ News August 2016

Featuring news about Jogesh Babu, Joseph Hilbe, David van Dyk, Clifford Spiegelman, Rebecca Doerge, Dipak Dey, Alyson Wilson and Bin Yu


Profile: Larry Wasserman

As we reported in the last issue, Larry Wasserman was among five IMS Fellows recently elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. We’ll be writing about them them in [ More.. ]


US National Academy of Sciences elects Members, Foreign Associates

The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the 2016 election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing [ More.. ]


Krzysztof Burdzy receives 2016 IMS Carver medal

Krzysztof (Chris) Burdzy, Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Washington, USA, has been named the 2016 IMS Carver Medalist. Chris receives the award for [ More.. ]


Paul Joyce: 1958–2016

We are deeply saddened to announce that IMS member Paul Joyce, professor of mathematics and Dean of the College of Science at the University of Idaho, was killed in a [ More.. ]


Statistics on the radio

IMS Fellow Robert Kass featured in a radio interview with radio station WRSI, Where Statistics and Big Data and Your Brain Meet. In the interview, Rob Kass of Carnegie Mellon [ More.. ]


UK Royal Statistical Society awards for Smith, Reid, Cressie

The UK’s Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has announced the recipients of its honours for 2016. Three IMS Fellows were selected to receive the Guy Medals in Gold and Silver, and [ More.. ]


Members’ News: April/May 2016

Peter Whittle elected foreign member of National Academy of Engineering Among the 80 new members and 22 foreign members elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is Peter [ More.. ]


Peter Hall, 1951–2016

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Peter Gavin Hall on January 9, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. He was 64. During the past four decades [ More.. ]


Emanuel (Manny) Parzen: 1929–2016

IMS Fellow Emanuel Parzen, a respected figure in signal detection theory and time series analysis who, with Murray Rosenblatt, introduced the use of kernel density estimation (the so-called “Parzen window”), [ More.. ]


Xihong Lin, Peter Diggle speakers at ENAR

The 2016 ENAR Spring Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 6–9. The meeting brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, connected through a common [ More.. ]


Introducing the New Researchers Group

Alexander Volfovsky writes: For more than twenty years (with a gap year here and there) the IMS has been hosting the Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability immediately [ More.. ]


Elect your new Council

We are pleased to introduce the candidates who are standing for election to the IMS Council in 2016. This year there is one candidate for President-Elect, and there are 10 [ More.. ]


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.. ]



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