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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.. ]

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.. ]

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.. ]



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