Nominate an IMS Special Lecturer

Submit a nomination: The IMS Committee on Special Lectures is accepting nominations for these IMS Named and Medallion Lectures in 2019: 2020 & 2021 Wald Lecturers 2020 Le Cam [ More.. ]

May 15, 2019

Obituary: Joan Rosenblatt, 1926–2018

Joan Eliot Raup Rosenblatt, a fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association and former President of the Women’s Caucus of the ASA, died in [ More.. ]

May 15, 2019

Report: Conference Honoring Tom Liggett

Interacting Particle Systems, Statistical Mechanics and Related Topics, A Conference to Honor the Contributions of Thomas M. Liggett on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday (conference website) took place at [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 24

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is June 25, 2019. Here’s Anirban’s [ More.. ]


IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Awards

The ten winners of this year’s Hannan Travel Awards are: Satwik Acharyya, Texas A&M University; Joshua J. Bon, Queensland University of Technology; Jeremiah Zhe Liu, Harvard University; Hyeyoung Maeng, London School [ More.. ]


Hand Writing: From models to money

Contributing Editor David Hand, Imperial College London, explains how a US state lottery was gamed: We statisticians all know that buying lottery tickets is a fool’s game. Unless, that is, [ More.. ]


Tweedie Award: Po-Ling Loh

The IMS has selected Po-Ling Loh as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of [ More.. ]


ISI Pearson Prize awarded to Yoav Benjamini

Professor Yoav Benjamini, the Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics at Tel Aviv University, Israel, has been selected to receive the International Statistical Institute’s 2019 Pearson Prize for [ More.. ]


Zhen-Qing Chen receives 2019 Itô Prize

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability has announced the joint recipients of the 2019 Itô Prize. Congratulations to IMS Fellow Professor Zhen-Qing Chen (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) [ More.. ]


2020 Bernoulli–IMS World Congress

The named lecturers for the 2020 Bernoulli–IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics (August 17–21, 2020, at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea) have been announced. The IMS Lectures are as [ More.. ]


David Hinkley: 1945–2019

We are sad to report that David Hinkley, IMS Fellow and emeritus professor at UC Santa Barbara, passed away January 11. David, who was born in England, received his PhD [ More.. ]


Preview: Rietz lecturer, Yoav Benjamini

Yoav Benjamini is the Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics at the Department of statistics and Operations Research at Tel Aviv University. He holds BSc. In Physics and [ More.. ]


Preview: Medallion lecturer, Charles Bordenave

Charles Bordenave studied at Ecole Polytechnique in France, and received his PhD in 2006 under the supervision of François Baccelli. He was a postdoc at UC Berkeley before joining University [ More.. ]

Mar 30, 2019

Meeting report: Calcutta Triennial Symposium

Professor Donald Rubin delivered the S.N. Roy Memorial Lecture at the Tenth Calcutta Triennial Symposium, December 27-30, 2018. Meeting organizer Partha Lahiri writes: Professor Donald Rubin delivered the 15th S.N [ More.. ]


Childcare grants at JSM Denver: Apply by June 1

Are you bringing a child to the next IMS Annual Meeting (JSM in Denver, Colorado, July 27–August 1, 2019)? Apply to the IMS Child Care Initiative, and the IMS will [ More.. ]



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