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Alan Turing Institute opens in UK

Workshop series kick-starts operations of new UK Data Science Institute The new UK national data science institute has opened its doors for business. The Alan Turing Institute was established in [ More.. ]


Loève Prize

Alexei Borodin awarded 2015 Loève Prize The 2015 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability has been awarded to Alexei Borodin of MIT. The prize, which carries a monetary [ More.. ]


Call for nominations: 2017 AWM-AMS Noether Lecture

Nomination deadline: October 15, 2015 The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) established the Noether Lecture to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences. [ More.. ]


Surveys reveal statistician among top jobs in USA

Two surveys carried out in America highlight that being a statistician is a great career move. A survey carried out by reveals “The Best Jobs for Women in 2015.” [ More.. ]


New book: Leadership and Women in Statistics

This is an edited volume of 27 chapters on a broad range of topics relating to leadership, with special emphasis on women. With the growth of data science in almost every field of application, statisticians need to take a leadership role.


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.. ]



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