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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.. ]


Stat community responds to proposed US visa changes

On May 18, thirty professional science societies in the USA, including IMS, ASA, CBMS, INFORMS and SIAM, signed a letter to the US Department of State, responding to the new [ More.. ]


Call for Submissions: APS Inaugural Best Student Paper Competition

The Applied Probability Society seeks to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of applied probability, that are written by a student. We define applied probability broadly, as any [ More.. ]


Statistical Methods of Gravitational-Wave Detection and Astrophysics

This article is written by Chris Pankow (Northwestern University), Will M. Farr (University of Birmingham, AL) and Ben Farr (University of Chicago). Richard A. Davis, IMS Past President, explains: “Last [ More.. ]


MSC2020: Revising the Mathematics Subject Classification

Edward Dunne, the executive editor of Mathematical Reviews, and Klaus Hulek, Editor-in-Chief of zbMATH, are seeking your input: Mathematical Reviews (MR) and zbMATH cooperate in maintaining the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC), [ More.. ]



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