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Foundation for Open Access Statistics

The Foundation for Open Access Statistics (FOAS) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in California. We have applied for federal tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Section 501(c)(3). FOAS has [ More.. ]


NSF Support for Research in Statistical Sciences: IMS report

The IMS and other professional societies were asked last year, by the US National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, for input in response to five questions, which [ More.. ]


Statistics grad student killed in Boston marathon explosion

Lu Lingzi has been named as the third victim in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. She was a graduate student in Boston University’s Department of Mathematics and [ More.. ]


2013: International Year of Statistics

IMS President Hans Künsch writes: 2013 is a special year for IMS since we celebrate not only the International Year of Statistics, but also the special year for Mathematics of [ More.. ]


US National Science Foundation support for research in the statistical sciences

Last year the Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Sastry Pantula, proposed changing the division’s name to the Division of [ More.. ]



SAMSI Director on Board on Environment Change and Society for National Research Council Report Issued on Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis Richard Smith, Director of the Statistical [ More.. ]


Mentoring opportunities

Web-based mentoring for students in statistics at Universities in developing countries Would you like to mentor a PhD or masters student in a developing country from a distance, over the [ More.. ]


SAMSI Renewed for Another Five Years by NSF

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) has been renewed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for five years. This is the second renewal the grant has received by [ More.. ]


Awards and Prizes

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. The purpose of the AWM is to encourage women and girls to study and to have [ More.. ]


2012 COPSS Awards (and 2013 Nominations)

Bhramar Mukherjee, COPSS Treasurer/Secretary, reports on the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) annual awards, presented at JSM. The call for nominations for next year’s awards is below. We’ll [ More.. ]


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: apply now

Many students getting ready to graduate with their baccalaureate degrees contemplate graduate studies or plan to continue their education. One of the major obstacles can be funding: students who have [ More.. ]


Award nominations

Nominations are open for the L. Adrienne Cupples Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics; Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize for Excellence in Math by an Undergraduate Woman; and the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science.


Meetings and awards news, August 2012

Nominations for IMU Awards in 2014 The President of the International Mathematical Union, Ingrid Daubechies, has written to the Adhering Organizations, asking them to submit nominations for the IMU awards [ More.. ]


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 leadership in directing statistical [ More.. ]


Homeward Bound? Cramér–Rao Bound!

For a little light relief, Peter Kootsookos wrote this version in honor of C. R. Rao. It’s adapted from the Simon and Garfunkel song “Homeward Bound”



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