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IMS student members win Data Mining Cup

Iowa State student team wins international data mining competition A team of Iowa State University graduate students topped 98 other universities from 28 countries to capture first place in the [ More.. ]

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Women faculty in US Stat/Biostat Departments

Marcia Gumpertz and Jacqueline Hughes-Oliver investigated the status of female faculty members in Statistics and Biostatistics departments across the US. Marcia reports on their findings: In Fall 2013 we conducted [ More.. ]

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New ‘International Women in Maths’ website

In March 2013 the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) approved the establishment of an Advisory Group for Women in Mathematics, charged with creating and overseeing a section [ More.. ]

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A Twenty-first Century Global Math Library

Planning a 21st Century Global Library for Mathematics Research Jim Pitman and Clifford Lynch were members of the Committee on Planning a Global Library of the Mathematical Sciences, which wrote [ More.. ]

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Teaching a short course in Rwanda

Jean Opsomer writes: In January 2014, Statistics Without Borders (SWB) emailed its members about a request from the Rwanda Biomedical Center. There was a need for training in survey data [ More.. ]

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Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook, published by SSC

Announcing Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook published by SSC – in Celebration of the International Year of Statistics Jerry Lawless writes: In early 2013 the Statistical Society of Canada [ More.. ]

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NSF funding opportunity

Xiaoming Huo, Program Director for Statistics, Computational and Data-enabled Science & Engineering at NSF, writes: CDS&E-MSS (Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences) is a relatively [ More.. ]

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COPSS publishes 50th anniversary volume

COPSS 50th Anniversary Volume: Past, Present and Future of Statistical Science Co-editors: Xihong Lin, Christian Genest, David Banks, Geert Molenberghs, David Scott, and Jane-Ling Wang This book entitled Past, Present [ More.. ]

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Calls for Nominations: April 2014

C.R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize The C.R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize was established to honor and recognize outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international [ More.. ]

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University of Tampere releases newly rediscovered conference videos

The University of Tampere (in Tampere, Finland) hosted two conferences in statistics (and related matrix theory) in 1987 and 1990. The videos of these conferences have now been published on [ More.. ]

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Project Euclid launches new website

One of the key benefits of IMS membership is free electronic access to all IMS journals, via Project Euclid. David Ruddy, Director of Scholarly Communications Services at Cornell University Library, [ More.. ]

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Mathematics of Planet Earth: beyond 2013

“Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013)—the year-long program created to encourage research on a range of topics related to Planet Earth—has been active for almost a year and will transition [ More.. ]

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Math Alliance: A new model for inclusion and diversity

Professor Kathryn Chaloner is Head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, and leads the Alliance Statistics Initiative of the US National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in [ More.. ]

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Travel grants for women mathematicians

Association for Women in Mathematics offers Travel Grants The next deadline for the AWM/NSF Travel Grant is October 1, 2013. The Association for Women in Mathematics travel program supports these [ More.. ]

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NSF support for the statistical sciences: latest

Earlier this year, we collected input from IMS members for a subcommittee to examine the current structure of support for the statistical sciences within the US National Science Foundation (NSF) [ More.. ]

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