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Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute

Nancy Reid, University of Toronto, is the Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute. She writes: The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, CANSSI (Institut canadien des sciences statistiques, INCASS),, was [ More.. ]


World Statistics Day 2015

The World Statistics Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 to recognize the importance of statistics in shaping our societies. The holding of national and regional [ More.. ]


Putnam Mathematics Competition

Paul Shaman delves into the history of the Putnam Mathematics Competition, and some of its notable laureates. He writes: The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is held annually. Undergraduates at [ More.. ]


ISI Director Bimal K Roy receives civilian award

Professor Bimal K. Roy, Director of the Indian Statistical Institute, was given the Padma Shri award, one of the highest civic honors in India, by the central government of India [ More.. ]


SAMSI Programs 2015–16

IMS members encouraged to participate in SAMSI’s 2015–16 Research Programs in Computational Neuroscience and Forensic Science SAMSI announces its two new and exciting programs for 2015–16. They are Challenges in [ More.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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.. ]


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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