May 16, 2013

Debate: Are pseudo-academic journals worrying?

Jean Opsomer highlights the rise in dubious journals and conferences, and asks whether we—particularly new researchers—should be concerned: Many of us regularly receive email invitations to submit articles to journals [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: A Rant

Terry Speed is mad as hell that we are still struggling for gender equity after all these years. Are you doing something about it?

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May 16, 2013

Treasurer’s Report: Fiscal Year 2012

The IMS Treasurer, Jean Opsomer, reports on IMS membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2012, and reviews the fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) [ More.. ]

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IMS Elections 2013

The annual IMS elections are announced, with one candidate for President-Elect (Erwin Bolthausen) and, this year, 12 candidates standing for six places on Council. The Council nominees, in alphabetical order, [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: April/May 2013

Jingchen Liu receives 2013 Tweedie Award The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Jingchen Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Dr. Liu received his PhD [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture preview: Jeremy Quastel

A specialist in probability theory, stochastic processes and partial differential equations, Jeremy Quastel has been at the University of Toronto since 1998. He studied at McGill University, then the Courant [ More.. ]

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Ethics in Publishing

Former IMS Bulletin Editor, and current Co-editor of JASA, Xuming He, writes: In order to disseminate our research results, we are expected to publish. We also publish to establish a [ More.. ]

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The XL-Files: If You Think Statistics is Hard, Try History…

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: “Upstairs on the Square” is reputed in some circles to be the restaurant for dining and wining around Harvard Square. The probability therefore was not [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Damaraju Raghavarao, 1938–2013

Professor Damaraju Raghavarao, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Statistics in Fox School of Business, Temple University, died suddenly from cardiac arrest brought on by flu on February 6, 2013. [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Bob Blumenthal, 1931–2012

Robert McCallum Blumenthal passed away on November 8, 2012 at the age of 81, after a long illness. Bob, as he was known to one and all, was a mathematician [ More.. ]

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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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