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May 15, 2018

Obituary: Lawrence Brown, 1940–2018

Lawrence David Brown, one of the leading statisticians of our time, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018, at the age of 77, after a long battle with cancer. We [ More.. ]

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May 15, 2018

Obituary: Herman Rubin, 1926–2018

  Herman Rubin, Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Purdue University, passed away in West Lafayette, IN, on April 23, 2018; he was 91. Herman Rubin was among the last [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Lawrence David Brown, 1940–2018

Former IMS President Lawrence D. Brown died peacefully on February 21, 2018, at the age of 77. Larry preserved his unfailing fortitude and good humor to his last day. Larry [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: Walter A. Rosenkrantz 1938–2017

Walter A. Rosenkrantz, one of the foremost experts on Markov processes and martingale theory, passed away on September 19, 2017. He was an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: Herbert Heyer, 1936–2018

Herbert Heyer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany, known for his research in stochastics and analysis has died. His close work with Japanese colleagues led the German–Japanese symposia [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: Joergen Hoffmann-Joergensen 1942–2017

Jørgen Hoffmann-Jørgensen was born on 3 February 1942 in Aarhus, Denmark. He completed his studies at Aarhus University in 1966, and was subsequently employed in the Department of Mathematics there, [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: James R. Thompson 1938–2017

  James Robert Thompson, Noah Harding Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Rice University, died in December at age 79. When Jim Thompson joined the Rice faculty in 1970, after three [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: David L. Wallace, 1928-2017

  Even though David Wallace was not well known across the broad landscape of statistics, among academic statisticians he was widely considered to be one of the most insightful statisticians [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2017

Obituary: Ronald K. Getoor 1929–2017

  Ronald Kay Getoor, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, died peacefully at his home on October 28, 2017. He was 88. [ More.. ]

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Nov 16, 2017

Obituary: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, 1937–2017

J.K. Ghosh in 2010, during a trip to the Lake of Ozarks, MO. Photo: Jyotishka Datta Professor Jayanta K. Ghosh passed away on September 30; he was 80. J.K. Ghosh was [ More.. ]

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James (Jim) Hannan, 1922–2010

Some information on the life of James Hannan, whose widow’s legacy has created the Hannan Graduate Student Travel Awards (see cover article). James F. Hannan, Fellow of the IMS and [ More.. ]

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Walter A. Rosenkrantz passed away

Walter A. Rosenkrantz, who passed away September 19, 2017, was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He had spent over 30 [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Ken-ichi Yoshihara, 1932–2016

Professor Ken-ichi Yoshihara died in Yokohama, Japan, on October 29, 2016. He was born on September 20, 1932 in Zushi, a small town near Yokohama. He graduated with a BA [ More.. ]

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Aug 30, 2017

Obituary: Joseph M. Hilbe 1944–2017

  Joseph M. Hilbe, born in Los Angeles, California (December 30, 1944), passed away at his home on March 12, 2017. He was an American statistician and philosopher, the founding [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2017

Obituary: Alastair Scott 1939–2017

Alastair Scott, one of the finest statisticians New Zealand has produced, died in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday, May 25. He served the University of Auckland with distinction from 1972 [ More.. ]

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