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COPSS Presidents’ Award: Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham wins the prestigious 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio, is the recipient of the 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award. This award is presented annually to [ More.. ]


University of Michigan Statistics: 50 Years Old and Growing

The Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan marks its 50th anniversary this September. Its Department Chair, Xuming He, reports: In 1912, James W. Glover, a Professor of Mathematics [ More.. ]


Announcing a new relationship with ACM

We are pleased to announce that IMS will be engaging in joint activities with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), addressing the dynamic field of Data Science. As an initial [ More.. ]


New group on the History of Statistics

Michael P. Cohen, American Institutes for Research, is a founding member of a new group, and he would like you to join him: The American Statistical Association (ASA) has a [ More.. ]


Bradley Efron receives International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics is awarded to Bradley Efron, Professor of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in [ More.. ]


Seeking Novelty in Data Sciences

Juan C. Meza is Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the US National Science Foundation. IMS President Xiao-Li Meng invited him to share some opportunities to reach out [ More.. ]


Interview: Dietrich Stoyan

Interview: Dietrich Stoyan Elja Arjas kindly agreed to interview Dietrich Stoyan, a renowned German probabilist, statistician, and an IMS Fellow, who has written an unusual book about his rather unusual [ More.. ]


Undergraduate Data Science: Opportunities and Options

Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) was a co-author of the recent National Academies consensus study report that is available for free download from He writes: Recent years have seen the [ More.. ]


Global Survey examines gender gap

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is partnering with 11 scientific groups, including the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), to examine [ More.. ]


Indian Statistical Institute Director receives awards

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, the Director of the Indian Statistical Institute, has been awarded the 2017 Infosys Science Foundation prize and the 2017 TWAS prize in engineering sciences for the impact of [ More.. ]


OECD releases Guidelines

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released two new publications: Guidelines on Measuring Trust and Guidelines on Measuring the Quality of the Work Environment. Trust, at the interpersonal [ More.. ]


Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award

The Bernoulli Society welcomes submissions to the New Researcher Award. Each awardee will deliver a 30-minute talk during the ISI World Congress in Malaysia in 2019 (August 18–23, 2019, in [ More.. ]


CANSSI: Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute

Nancy Reid writes: CANSSI is now in its third year of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and busy building for the future. The scientific flagship program [ More.. ]


Open-Source Software info

In the January/February 2015 issue, Hadley Wickham wrote a column called “Impact the world by being useful”. In it, he suggested that “the best way to impact the world as [ More.. ]


Hugo Duminil-Copin Awarded 2017 Loève Prize

The 2017 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability is awarded to Hugo Duminil-Copin of IHES Paris and University of Geneva. The prize, which carries a monetary award of [ More.. ]



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