Karen Kafadar Elected ASA President

Karen Kafadar, chair and commonwealth professor in the department of statistics at the University of Virginia, has been elected the American Statistical Association’s 114th President. She will serve a one-year [ More.. ]

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Walter A. Rosenkrantz passed away

Walter A. Rosenkrantz, who passed away September 19, 2017, was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He had spent over 30 [ More.. ]

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Nominate for Awards, Prizes

IMS Awards It’s time to think about nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators for these IMS awards: Tweedie award, Carver medal and IMS Fellowship. The Tweedie New Researcher Award funds [ More.. ]

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2017 Presidential Address: Teaching Statistics in the Age of Data Science

Jon A. Wellner gave his IMS Presidential Address at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore. In it, Jon reviewed the influence of data science and machine learning on the teaching [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Ken-ichi Yoshihara, 1932–2016

Professor Ken-ichi Yoshihara died in Yokohama, Japan, on October 29, 2016. He was born on September 20, 1932 in Zushi, a small town near Yokohama. He graduated with a BA [ More.. ]

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Pro Bono Statistics: Learning as the replication of knowledge

Yoram Gat writes in his second column: I remember a few scattered comments by professors, which I heard or overheard as a graduate student and which gave a glimpse into [ More.. ]

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Learning Sessions: more work, less shop?

Jan Swart is a research fellow at the Institute of Information Theory and Automatization, in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. He writes to share his experiences [ More.. ]

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Meeting report: Senegal course on Records Theory

Senegal course on Records Theory: foundation, estimation, prediction and characterization The Department of Applied Mathematics and LERSTAD (Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches en Statistiques et Développement) at the Université Gaston [ More.. ]

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Meeting report: 2017 Rao Prize Conference

The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2017 Rao Prize Conference on May 12, 2017, where three outstanding prize recipients were honored. The 2017 C. R. and Bhargavi Rao [ More.. ]

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XL-Files: ISIPTA-ECSQARU, BFAS-SMPS & WHOA-PSI

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng has attended some great meetings, with exotic acronyms, over the summer. He writes: No, these are not Chinglish or Pinyin. If you haven’t heard of ISIPTA-ECSQARU, [ More.. ]

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JSM 2017 in Baltimore

The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, which included the IMS Annual Meeting, took place from July 29 to August 3. There were over 6,000 participants from 52 countries, [ More.. ]

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2017 ASA Fellows recognised at JSM ceremony

The American Statistical Association elected 62 new Fellows this year, among whom are the following IMS members: Mariza de Andrade, Professor of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic Foundation William B. Fairley, Senior [ More.. ]

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International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 Plenary Speakers announced

The ICM 2018 (August 1–9, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro) is organized under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union. Plenary speakers include Gregory Lawler and Michael Jordan. Also listed [ More.. ]

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David Allison to Head Indiana University School of Public Health

IMS Fellow David B. Allison has been appointed dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Allison, former associate dean for research and science in [ More.. ]

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Mike Cohen MAA’s representative-at-large

Longtime IMS member Michael P. Cohen has been elected representative-at-large for business, industry and government, to the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Congress with three-year term beginning February 1, 2018. [ More.. ]

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