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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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Obituary: Emmanuel 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.. ]

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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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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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Mar 31, 2016

Obituary: Peter Gavin Hall, 1951–2016

On 9 January 2016, in Melbourne, Australia, the statistics community lost one of its greatest statisticians. Peter Hall was born in Sydney, Australia, to William Hall and distinguished radio astronomer [ More.. ]

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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.. ]

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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.. ]

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Feb 17, 2016

Obituary: Subramanian “Kesan” Panchapakesan, 1933–2016

Subramanian Panchapakesan — known as Kesan among his numerous friends and colleagues — passed away on January 28, 2016, in Chennai (formerly Madras), the city in which he was born on August 27, 1933. [ More.. ]

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Feb 17, 2016

Obituary: Asit Basu, 1937–2015

Photo by Tyson Anderson 2007 Asit Basu, who passed away October 19, 2015, was Professor of Statistics at the University of Missouri Columbia. Born 1937 in India, he received undergraduate [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2015

Obituary: Moshe Zakai, 1926–2015

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend. Moshe Zakai, who passed away on November 27 in his hometown Haifa, was an extraordinarily talented man who made [ More.. ]

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