Feb 16, 2017

IMS Elections 2017

The annual elections are taking place for the next IMS President and six places in the IMS Council. We introduce the candidates in the March 2017 IMS Bulletin and at [ More.. ]

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David J Finney turns 100

Congratulations to IMS Fellow, Professor David Finney, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 16 December 2016. David Finney pioneered the development of systems monitoring drug safety; his work has greatly [ More.. ]

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Edsel Peña is new IMS Executive Secretary

We are pleased to announce the next Executive Secretary will be Edsel Peña. Edsel is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. [ More.. ]

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Alastair Scott receives Royal Society of New Zealand’s Jones Medal

IMS Fellow Alastair Scott has been awarded the Jones Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) for his lifetime contribution to statistics. The medal selection committee acknowledged that [ More.. ]

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Statistical Methods of Gravitational-Wave Detection and Astrophysics

This article is written by Chris Pankow (Northwestern University), Will M. Farr (University of Birmingham, AL) and Ben Farr (University of Chicago). Richard A. Davis, IMS Past President, explains: “Last [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 17 (and solution to SPC16)

Contributing 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 April 20, 2017. — After [ More.. ]

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XL-Files: 2016, In Memory and In Memoriam

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: “How could that happen?” was perhaps the question of the year for 2016. Other than a small percentage of perceptive minds, which I hope include [ More.. ]

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Awards nominations

Mortimer Spiegelman Award The Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award, which honors a statistician below the [ More.. ]

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President’s Message: A Brief Snapshot of IMS in 2016–17

IMS President 2016–17 Jon A. Wellner, University of Washington, writes: History: Continuity and Discontinuity In preparing to write this article for the Bulletin, I took the opportunity to read several [ More.. ]

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Bulletin in soft transition phase

New IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: With this issue I officially take the baton from Anirban DasGupta, to whom I am very grateful for all the good advice during [ More.. ]

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Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942–2016

Stephen Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died December 14 in Pittsburgh, USA. He was 74. An internationally acclaimed statistician, Fienberg was best known [ More.. ]

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Charles M. Stein, 1920–2016

We regret to report that Charles Stein passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 24, aged 96. He was a professor of statistics at Stanford University. He is widely known [ More.. ]

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American Association for the Advancement of Science 2016 Fellows

In October 2016, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected 391 members as Fellows of AAAS. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf [ More.. ]

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Sastry Pantula receives Paul Minton Service Award

Oregon State University College of Science Dean Sastry G. Pantula was honored for his outstanding and extensive service to the statistics profession with the 2016 Paul Minton Service Award from [ More.. ]

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Profile: Steve Evans

David Steinsaltz, University of Oxford, UK, profiles Steve Evans, one of the five IMS Fellows elected in 2016 to the US National Academy of Sciences [profiles of the other four [ More.. ]

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