Terence’s Stuff: Does it work in practice?

For many statisticians, working in theory is the same as working in practice. Terry Speed begs to disagree.

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Members’ News: October/November 2012

Featuring news items about Terry Lyons, Nat Schenker, James L Rosenberger, Marie Davidian, Robert N. Rodriguez, Adrian Smith.   Schramm Lecturer for 2014: Terry Lyons We are pleased to announce [ More.. ]

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SAMSI Renewed for Another Five Years by NSF

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) has been renewed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for five years. This is the second renewal the grant has received by [ More.. ]

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IMS Special Invited Lecturers in 2013

Next year’s Special Invited Lectures are three Wald Lectures, a Rietz Lecture, and eight Medallion Lectures. At the JSM, in Montreal from August 3–8, 2013, the Wald Lectures will be [ More.. ]

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IMS Laha Travel Awards: recipients’ experiences

Each year the IMS awards funds to young researchers to travel to present a paper or poster at the IMS annual meeting. Following this year’s World Congress in Istanbul, we [ More.. ]

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IMS Awards: nominate or apply now!

Each year the IMS makes awards in the following categories: Tweedie New Researcher Award Richard L. Tweedie played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at [ More.. ]

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Awards and Prizes

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. The purpose of the AWM is to encourage women and girls to study and to have [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Mendeléeff, Bode, and Precognition

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Perhaps it says something about human psychology that if a theoretical model for some problem makes predictions — better yet, sensational or bizarre predictions — which later come out [ More.. ]

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Open call for CRiSM Collaborative Workshops

Gareth Roberts writes: In 2005, the Engineering and Physical Research Council of the UK and the University of Warwick jointly funded the establishment of the Centre for Research in Statistical [ More.. ]

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COPSS Presidents’ Award: Samuel Kou

Bhramar Mukherjee, Treasurer/Secretary of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, presents her profile of, and interview with, the winner of the Presidents’ Awards, Sam Kou. Congratulations to Samuel Kou, [ More.. ]

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Meeting Reports

We present reports from three IMS co-sponsored meetings that took place over the summer months: The 14th IMS Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability Ery Arias-Castro reports: The [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Quitting

This “Piled Higher and Deeper” comic strip by Jorge Cham seems apposite: “Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham: www.phdcomics.com No-one wants to be seen as a quitter. And none [ More.. ]

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World Congress reviewed

  Elvan Ceyhan and Mine Çağlar were co-chairs of the Local Organizing Committee for the Eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics, location of the 2012 IMS Annual Meeting. They [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: September 2012

Featuring news items about Howell Tong, Mir Masoom Ali, Jianqing Fan, Ker-Chau Li, Ray Carroll, Nancy Flournoy, Fritz Scheuren, Marvin Zelen, William Meeker, Jim Landwehr, Linda Young

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IMS Presidential Address: Raising the Profile of Probability and Statistics

One of the final acts of the outgoing IMS President is to deliver the Address at the IMS annual meeting. Ruth Williams, who is now Past-President, delivered this at the [ More.. ]

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