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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.. ]

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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]

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.. ]

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.. ]

Jul 14, 2017

Joseph Hilbe, 1944–2017

IMS member Joseph Hilbe passed away March 12, 2017, aged 72. Known for his work in astronomy and statistics, Hilbe was also an excellent athlete, and his first doctorate was [ More.. ]

Jul 14, 2017

Tapas K. Chandra passed away

Tapas K. Chandra, professor of statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute, has passed away in Calcutta; he was 64. Professor Chandra is known for his work on asymptotic stochastic expansions [ More.. ]

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.. ]



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