Terence’s Stuff: Travel

If travel broadens the mind, Terry Speed must be one of the most broad-minded people you’ll meet, quite possibly at the next conference you go to.

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COPSS Awards at JSM

COPSS, the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (IMS, ASA, SSC and ENAR/WNAR) presented its 2013 awards to four IMS members, three of whom are Fellows, at the Joint Statistical [ More.. ]

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Members News: September 2013

Featuring news about Sourav Chatterjee; Mike West; Sastry Pantula; Thomas G. Kurtz, Peter Donnelly, Terry Lyons, Nina Gantert, Martin Hairer, Timo Seppäläinen, Matthew Stephens, Harrison Zhou, Tilmann Gneiting, David Nualart, Gareth Roberts, Mathias Drton; Shahjahan Khan; Eswar Phadia

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Aug 29, 2013

X-L Files: Rejection Pursuit

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: As an assistant professor in late 1995, working on a unit-root AR(1) model, I came across a cute way of calculating moments with negative or [ More.. ]

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Aug 29, 2013

Meeting report: Stochastic Processes and their Applications

János Engländer reports: The 36th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications was held on the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder, from July 29 to August 2, [ More.. ]

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Aug 29, 2013

Meeting report: New Researchers Conference

Johanna G. Nešlehová and Aarti Singh report on the 15th IMS New Researchers Conference, jointly sponsored by the IMS and the SSC: The 15th edition of the IMS New Researchers [ More.. ]

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Aug 29, 2013

Obituary: Maurice Priestley 1933–2013

Maurice Bertram Priestley, Professor emeritus of the University of Manchester, UK, was an outstanding, influential and highly respected figure in the field of time series analysis. His book on Spectral [ More.. ]

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Aug 29, 2013

Obituary: Wenbo Li 1963–2013

Wenbo V. Li, professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Delaware, died suddenly of heart failure on January 26, 2013, near his home in Newark, Delaware. He was 49 [ More.. ]

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IMS Presidential Address: Ars Conjectandi—300 Years Later

Hans R. Künsch, ETH Zurich, completed his term as IMS President at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal. He delivered this Presidential Address: This year we are celebrating the anniversary [ More.. ]

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Travel grants for women mathematicians

Association for Women in Mathematics offers Travel Grants The next deadline for the AWM/NSF Travel Grant is October 1, 2013. The Association for Women in Mathematics travel program supports these [ More.. ]

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NSF support for the statistical sciences: latest

Earlier this year, we collected input from IMS members for a subcommittee to examine the current structure of support for the statistical sciences within the US National Science Foundation (NSF) [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2013

Statistics2013 workshop webcast

Future of the Statistical Sciences Workshop http://www.statistics2013.org/introduction-to-the-future-of-statistical-sciences-workshop/ One of the primary goals of the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) is to promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability [ More.. ]

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JSM2013 in pictures

The Joint Statistical Meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, in August 2013. The September issue of the IMS Bulletin has lots of photos from the meeting, which you can download [ More.. ]

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Two forthcoming titles in IMS Textbooks series

Cambridge University Press, in conjunction with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, publishes IMS Textbooks. These are compact books that give introductory accounts of topics from statistics or probability of current [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Statistics and The War

Terry Speed reflects on the significant advances made in statistics during, and because of, the Second World War.

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