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May 15, 2017

Obituary: Charles M. Stein, 1920–2016

Charles M. Stein, one of the most original statisticians and probabilists of the 20th century died in Fremont, California on November 24th, 2016. Stein’s paradox showing the classical least squares [ More.. ]


Obituary: Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942–2016

Steve Fienberg: “Statistics is what I do!” Photo: Carnegie Mellon University   Stephen (Steve) E. Fienberg was the “superman of statistics” (L. Wasserman), “a hero of the statistics profession” (M. [ More.. ]


Obituary: Ulf Grenander, 1923–2016

Ulf Grenander, pictured at home belatedly receiving an award from Comp. Vis. and Pattern Recognition. Photo kindly supplied by David Mumford   Ulf Grenander was born in 1923 in Vastervik, [ More.. ]


XL-Files: 2016, In Memory and In Memoriam

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: “How could that happen?” was perhaps the question of the year for 2016. Other than a small percentage of perceptive minds, which I hope include [ 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.. ]

Nov 17, 2016

Obituary: Lajos Takács, 1924–2015

Lajos Takács was born on 21 August 1924 in Maglód, a small town 16 miles from Budapest in Hungary. He showed an early aptitude for mathematics, and an interest in [ More.. ]


Obituary: Theodore W. Anderson 1918–2016

Stanford Professor Emeritus Theodore W. “Ted” Anderson, a giant in mathematical statistics and econometrics, and a “prophet” of the era of big data, died of heart failure on September 17. [ More.. ]


Obituary: Emanuel Parzen 1929–2016

Professor Emanuel Parzen, a long time faculty member in the Statistics Department at Texas A&M University, and expert in signal detection theory and time series analysis, died on Saturday, February [ More.. ]


Obituary: V.P. Godambe, 1926–2016

Vidyadhar P. Godambe, who died June 9, 2016, is recognized as a pioneer in the foundations of inference in survey sampling. He is also known for formulating and developing a [ More.. ]


Obituary: Paul Joyce, 1958–2016

It is with great sorrow that we share news of the death of Dr. Paul Joyce. Paul passed away in a car accident on April 22, 2016. He has been [ 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.. ]

May 25, 2016

Obituary: Ingram Olkin, 1924–2016

Ingram Olkin (Photo by Ed Souza) Ingram Olkin, professor emeritus of statistics and education at Stanford University, died at home in Palo Alto on April 28 at the age of [ More.. ]

May 25, 2016

Obituary: Paul Herzberg, 1936–2015

Professor Paul A. Herzberg, a long-time faculty member in the Psychology Department at York University in Toronto, died on December 2, 2015 at age 79. Paul joined York University in [ More.. ]

Mar 31, 2016

Geetha Ramachandran, 1949–2016

Professor Geetha Ramachandran, Professor of Statistics at the California State University at Sacramento passed away on February 18; she was 67. Professor Ramachandran worked in the areas of sampling and [ More.. ]



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