XL-Files: Peter Hall of Fame

Xiao-Li Meng writes: For many statisticians, “Peter Hall” is a synonym for prolificacy. In his 40 years of professional career since his PhD in 1976, Peter had published over 600 [ 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.. ]


Obituary: V.P. Godambe, 1926–2016

Vidyadhar P. Godambe, who died June 9, 2016, is recognized as a pioneer in the foundations of inference in survey sampling. He is also known for formulating and developing a [ More.. ]


Obituary: Paul Joyce, 1958–2016

It is with great sorrow that we share news of the death of Dr. Paul Joyce. Paul passed away in a car accident on April 22, 2016. He has been [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Principles

Terry Speed is taking a stand on principles. There’s a danger, as Oscar Wilde said, that if you lean on them too hard, “one day they’ll end up giving way.”


Student Puzzle Corner 15: Deadline extended

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is now September 8, [ More.. ]


Your new Council members

We are pleased to confirm the results of the 2016 IMS Council elections. The President-Elect is Alison Etheridge. The five new Council members are Jean Bertoin, Songxi Chen, Elizaveta Levina, [ More.. ]


Members’ News August 2016

Featuring news about Jogesh Babu, Joseph Hilbe, David van Dyk, Clifford Spiegelman, Rebecca Doerge, Dipak Dey, Alyson Wilson and Bin Yu


IMS Fellows 2016

Congratulations to the 16 new IMS Fellows elected this year! They will be presented at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the World Congress, on Monday, July 11 [ More.. ]


Call For Nominations: Rao Prize

The C.R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize for Outstanding Research in Statistics was established to honor and recognize outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international [ More.. ]


New Researchers at JSM

If you’re attending JSM in Chicago, come and meet other early-career researchers at the IMS New Researchers Group Mixer. It’s on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 6:30–8:00 pm in the [ More.. ]


Profile: Larry Wasserman

As we reported in the last issue, Larry Wasserman was among five IMS Fellows recently elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. We’ll be writing about them them in [ More.. ]


Preview of Wald lectures: Sara van de Geer

Sara van de Geer is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich. Her work focuses on mathematical statistics, for example, theory for M-estimators in high/infinite dimensions, adaptation [ More.. ]


Rietz lecture preview: Bin Yu

Bin Yu is Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Her current research interests focus on [ More.. ]


Medallion lecture preview: Nanny Wermuth

Nanny Wermuth is professor emerita at the Division of Mathematical Statistics, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and affiliated professor at the Medical School of the Gutenberg University in [ More.. ]



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