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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.. ]


Women in Probability

Are you a woman working in probability and related fields? Tai Melcher, one of the organizers of the Women in Probability group, writes: Women in Probability is an organization for [ More.. ]


Profile: Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay is the first female Director of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), where she is a professor in the Machine Intelligence Unit, specializing in computational biology. Her research is [ More.. ]


SAMSI Deputy Director receives honorary degree

Sujit Ghosh, SAMSI’s Deputy Director and Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University, received an honorary doctoral degree in statistics from Thammasat University (TU) in Thailand. This is one [ More.. ]


Data Mining Cup 2016: a trial of intellectual strength

Attention students! The prudsys Data Mining Cup kicks off for the 17th year in the spring of 2016. Starting on 6 April 2016, international student teams will put their skills to [ More.. ]


World Statistics Day Statement on Global Development

Over 50 organizations, including the IMS, marked World Statistics Day (20th of October) with a statement urging that global development must no longer be hampered by a lack of the [ More.. ]


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.. ]



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