Emery N. Brown Wins 2018 Dickson Prize in Science

Emery N. Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Associate Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and [ More.. ]


Grégory Miermont awarded 2018 CNRS Silver Medal

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has awarded one of its 2018 Silver Medals to Grégory Miermont, professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. CNRS awards Silver [ More.. ]


Preview: Special IMS Lectures in 2019

Over the coming months we will be featuring previews of the 2019 special invited speakers who will be giving their lectures at three IMS meetings this year: the INFORMS/APS meeting [ More.. ]


Medallion lecture preview: Krzysztof Burdzy

Krzysztof Burdzy received his PhD in 1984 from the Department of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley, under the supervision of Professor Jim Pitman. He was a postdoc [ More.. ]


Medallion lecture preview: David Dunson

David Dunson is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Statistical Science and Mathematics at Duke University. He is known for his broad spanning contributions to statistical methodology, with a particular [ More.. ]


President’s Column: The CRediT you have been asking for

Xiao-Li Meng writes, in his third President’s Column: “Where should I put my name in the author list when I write a paper with my students?” is one recurring question [ More.. ]


Announcing a new relationship with ACM

We are pleased to announce that IMS will be engaging in joint activities with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), addressing the dynamic field of Data Science. As an initial [ More.. ]


Statistical Science ‘Conversations’ online

Reminder that Stat Sci ‘Conversations’ are available on website If you’re reading this, you’re probably already an IMS member, and as such, have set up your free access to all [ More.. ]


Teaching Statistics… at a Food Coop

IMS member Jonathan Skinner has taught a free statistics class (“without math”) as part of the offerings at his local food coop, in order to spread the good word, for [ More.. ]


Hand writing: On Talking Data

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) counters the argument that the numbers speak for themselves: indeed they can, but they can also lie… In 2008, in an article [ More.. ]

Feb 19, 2019

Meeting report: SPA-2018

The 40th Stochastic Processes and their Applications Conference, SPA-2018, took place June 11–15, 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sergei Zuyev, the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of SPA-2018, reports: Conferences [ More.. ]


National Academy of Medicine new Members

IMS Fellow Xihong Lin was among those elected as members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the three United States Academies, along with Science and Engineering. Election [ More.. ]


2018 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics section of the American Public Health Association has named Raphael Gottardo, a computational biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the winner of its 2018 [ More.. ]


American Association for the Advancement of Science selects new Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has bestowed upon 416 of its members the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in [ More.. ]


IMS Journals: new editors

Some of the IMS journals have new editors. Starting January 1, 2019, the Annals of Applied Probability will now have two Co-editors (like the Annals of Statistics has had). Therefore, [ More.. ]



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