Meeting report: WNAR/IMS/JR

Megan Othus reports: The 2019 Annual Meeting of the WNAR/IMS was hosted by Oregon Health Science University from June 23–26, with over 280 participants. In addition to WNAR’s yearly partnership [ More.. ]


Meeting report: SPA 2019 in Evanston

Antonio (Tuca) Auffinger and Greg Lawler report: Northwestern University hosted the 41st Stochastic Processes and their Applications conference July 8 –12, 2019, with 277 registered participants coming from 34 different [ More.. ]


IMS Travel Awards: Why you should apply!

The IMS funds travel awards for early-career researchers, and some of this year’s recipients have written about their experiences. Read about the Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award and IMS New [ More.. ]

Sep 2, 2019

September 2019 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the September 2019 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


Our Fellows’ Achievements

In 2015 Paul Shaman wrote about the history of IMS Fellows, and included an extensive list of their other achievements. A few years have passed, so we now present an [ More.. ]

Jul 16, 2019

IMS Election Results 2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 election results and introduce the newly elected members of IMS Council. The next President-Elect is Regina Liu, and the five new members of [ More.. ]


American Philosophical Society elects David Donoho as member

The American Philosophical Society has announced its newest class of members, among whom is David L. Donoho, Professor of Statistics and Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the [ More.. ]


IMS Special Lectures in 2020 – and beyond

Each year the IMS selects special named and medallion lectures. In 2020, there will be the Wald and Blackwell lectures, and eight medallion lectures, as well as two joint IMS/BS [ More.. ]


Distinguished Statistician Colloquium honors Arthur Dempster

This year’s speaker at the 25th Pfizer Distinguished Statistician Series will be Professor Arthur P. Dempster from Harvard University. The colloquium will take place on October 23, 2019, in Storrs, [ More.. ]


Charles Bordenave’s Medallion Lecture

Charles Bordenave gave a Medallion Lecture at the INFORMS-APS 2019 meeting, which took place July 3–5, 2019, in Brisbane, Australia. He is pictured here with Ruth Williams. You can read [ More.. ]


Wald Lecture Previews: Trevor Hastie

Trevor Hastie is the John A Overdeck Professor of Statistics at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford University in 1994, he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories for nine years, where [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture Preview: Liza Levina

Liza Levina is the Vijay Nair Collegiate Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan, as well as affiliated faculty at the Michigan Institute for Data Science and the Center [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture Preview: Yee Whye Teh

Yee Whye Teh is a Professor of Statistical Machine Learning at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford and a Research Scientist at DeepMind. He was programme co-chair for AISTATS [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture Preview: Helen Zhang

Hao Helen Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona, as well as a faculty member of Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP). Helen Zhang [ More.. ]


President’s Column: Practice what we preach. Work for what we wish for.

Xiao-Li Meng writes his final President’s Column, before handing on the gavel to the next IMS President, Susan Murphy, at JSM… It has been so long since I was quarantined [ More.. ]



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