COPSS Awards 2014: nominations open

Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are an [ More.. ]

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Math Alliance: A new model for inclusion and diversity

Professor Kathryn Chaloner is Head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, and leads the Alliance Statistics Initiative of the US National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: 215 Influential Developments in Statistics

Anirban DasGupta writes his last column, for now (he will be the new Bulletin editor from the next issue): On July 18, 2013, I wrote an email to Steve Stigler, [ More.. ]

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Nov 17, 2013

SAMSI offering two new programs for 2014–15

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, (SAMSI) announces its 2014-2015 programs. SAMSI’s programs will integrate applied mathematicians and statisticians with other scientific disciplines to further research in bioinformatics and [ More.. ]

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Nov 17, 2013

Resolving Irreproducibility in Empirical and Computational Research

Victoria Stodden writes: The reproducibility of published findings is becoming a hot topic. From reports in the popular press to congressional activity, and from scholarly society engagement to academic publications [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: My 15 Minutes of Fame

Terry Speed has had a brush with fame. Winning the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, he may have helped to raise the profile of statistics

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President’s Welcome: Bin Yu

New IMS President Bin Yu has been wondering how IMS can help your career. I began my IMS presidency at JSM in Montreal in August. Data science, or big data, [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: October/November 2013

Featuring news about Susan Murphy, David Donoho

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Oct 2, 2013

The XL-Files: Ig Nobel and 24/7

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: Life sometimes takes funny turns. Literally. The Ig Nobel Prize ceremony is an annual event organized by the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), which is [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture Preview: Xihong Lin

Xihong Lin is Professor of Biostatistics and Coordinating Director of the Program of Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). She received her PhD degree from the [ More.. ]

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Call for Nominations: 2015 Noether Lecture

Deadline: October 15, 2013 The Association for Women in Mathematics established the Emmy Noether Lectures in 1980 to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical [ More.. ]

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Travel Awardees

The IMS provides funds for new researchers to travel to attend IMS meetings. This year the last four Laha Travel Awards were made, and 12 of the new IMS Travel [ More.. ]

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IMS Awards: nominate or apply now

Tweedie New Researcher Award Richard L. Tweedie played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by [ More.. ]

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Obituary: John Bather 1936–2012

John Alfred Bather, Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Sussex, died on September 7, 2012 at the age of 76, after suffering from myeloma. He was well [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Nature and Man: Bimodal, at their best?

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Lazily leafing through the pages of the 2012 World Almanac, I noticed a curiously common phenomenon. Be it the deserts, lakes, mountain peaks, rivers, or [ More.. ]

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