Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: David L. Wallace, 1928-2017

  Even though David Wallace was not well known across the broad landscape of statistics, among academic statisticians he was widely considered to be one of the most insightful statisticians [ More.. ]

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Knighthood for Bernard Silverman

Former IMS President, Annals of Statistics and IMS Bulletin editor Bernard Silverman was knighted in the UK’s 2018 New Year Honours List for public service and services to Science. Bee [ More.. ]

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David Banks named as new SAMSI Director

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) has announced the hiring of a new director. David Banks, Duke University, has assumed the role, replacing Richard Smith. SAMSI is one [ More.. ]

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Adrian Smith appointed to lead UK’s Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS as Institute Director. Professor Smith, currently Vice-Chancellor at the University of London, [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2018

IMS Statement on Professional Conduct at Meetings

“The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) is a society committed to the freedom of professional expression. The society wishes to foster a productive environment for the exchange of ideas and [ More.. ]

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Indian Statistical Institute Director receives awards

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, the Director of the Indian Statistical Institute, has been awarded the 2017 Infosys Science Foundation prize and the 2017 TWAS prize in engineering sciences for the impact of [ More.. ]

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Medallion lecture previews: Richard Samworth, Thomas Mikosch

We introduce the first two in a series of IMS special lecture previews for 2018. Richard Samworth and Thomas Mikosch are two of this year’s Medallion Lecturers. Both of them [ More.. ]

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New website for Observational Studies journal

Observational Studies, an IMS-affiliated journal, has an updated website. Check it out at https://obsstudies.org/. Observational Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts on all aspects of observational studies. The [ More.. ]

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Pro Bono Statistics: Democracy and statistical sampling

Yoram Gat’s third column considers whether democracy would be better served by sortition: For about 2,500 years, statistical sampling was closely linked with democracy. “Selection by lot is natural to [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2018

XL-Files: It’s hard to publish, but impossible to unpublish

Xiao-Li Meng writes: My sabbatical orientation at Lugano (see the last XL-Files) boosted my over-confidence into double digits. Anyone who asked about my sabbatical plan would get an ambitious answer: [ More.. ]

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Tyler VanderWeele: COPSS Presidents’ Award

Bhramar Mukherjee from University of Michigan writes: Congratulations to Tyler J. VanderWeele of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the recipient of the 2017 COPSS Presidents’ Award. This [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 20

Following “guest puzzler” Stanislav Volkov’s rotating wheel probability puzzle (solution below), Anirban DasGupta sets a statistics puzzle: This is one of those quick-and-dirty methods, popularized by John Tukey, one that [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2018

IMS Elections 2018: meet the candidates

The IMS Elections this year are for the IMS President and five places on Council. The nominees are: For IMS President: Susan Murphy For IMS Council: Vivek S. Borkar Vanja [ More.. ]

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Feb 15, 2018

April/May 2018 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the April/May 2018 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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National Academy of Medicine’s new member

The US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members. Among them is Nicholas Patrick Jewell, University of California, Berkeley. Election [ More.. ]

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