Obituary: Dayanand Naik, 1952–2012

Dayanand N. Naik, who was a Professor of Statistics at Old Dominion University in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012, after a three-year [ More.. ]

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JSM Late-Breaking Session Proposals

Deadline: April 15, 2013 There are still two sessions in the JSM program to be determined. These Late-Breaking Sessions must cover one or more technical, scientific, or policy-related topics that [ More.. ]

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Two new IMS publications released

IMS Collections 9: From Probability to Statistics and Back: High-Dimensional Models and Processes — A Festschrift in Honor of Jon A. Wellner Editors: M. Banerjee, F. Bunea, J. Huang, V. [ More.. ]

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Calls for nominations, papers

2013 Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences Call for Nominations The Section on Statistical Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics in the [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Least-but-not-last Squares

In this issue, Terry Speed surveys the history of least squares, which has applications to life, the universe and everything…

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Members’ News: March 2013

Featuring news about: Peter Hall; J K Ghosh; Jean Opsomer; JP Morgan; NISS news; AMS Fellows; Shahjahan Khan Peter Hall honored in Australia On 26 January, former IMS President Peter Hall [ More.. ]

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Feb 27, 2013

What you can do for IMS… and what IMS can do for you

IMS President Hans Künsch writes: Back in the eighties, my main reason for joining IMS was that this allowed me to purchase my own copy of the Annals of Statistics [ More.. ]

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Films of Distinguished Statisticians

Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians: Films of Dr. Stephen E. Fienberg for ASA’s Archive Pfizer Global Research and Development at New London, Connecticut, the Department of Statistics at the University [ More.. ]

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Feb 27, 2013

The XL-Files: A Fundamental Link between Statistics and Humor

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: My new year’s reading started with a holiday gift: On the Money, a collection of over 400 cartoons in The New Yorker from 1925–2009. No, [ More.. ]

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Feb 27, 2013

Obituary: George Casella, 1951-2012

George Casella, a leading figure in the field of statistics, passed away on June 17, 2012, after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 61. George’s influence on research [ More.. ]

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Feb 27, 2013

In Search of a Statistical Culture

Radu V Craiu, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, considers whether statisticians need a new image: We keep hearing stories about insomniac surgeons, smug lawyers who all happen to be [ More.. ]

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Feb 27, 2013

ICCS-12 Meeting report

Qatar hosted the 12th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences. Shahjahan Khan (Australia), Ali S Hadi (Egypt), and Ayman Bakleezi (Qatar) report on the conference: Qatar is the first country [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Understanding Citation Indices

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta explores how citation indices are created: Some love them, some hate them, but citation indices are heartily gobbled up by administrators in tenure and promotion decisions. [ More.. ]

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Refereeing and psychoanalysis

IMS Bulletin Editor Dimitris Politis writes: Refereeing is part of the job description for most of us. Good papers get even better after receiving expert feedback, and mediocre papers are [ More.. ]

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International Year of Statistics: February roundup

2013 is the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide event now supported by nearly 1,700 organizations (including, of course, IMS—one of the founding organizations). To keep in touch with the [ More.. ]

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