Peter Jagers selected to receive 2012 IMS Carver award

IMS Fellow Peter Jagers has been chosen as this year’s Harry C. Carver Award winner. Peter is Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of [ More.. ]

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Meetings and awards news, August 2012

Nominations for IMU Awards in 2014 The President of the International Mathematical Union, Ingrid Daubechies, has written to the Adhering Organizations, asking them to submit nominations for the IMU awards [ More.. ]

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Jul 18, 2012

George Casella, 1951-2012

IMS Fellow George Casella passed away on June 17, aged 61, after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma. George was born in Bronx, NY, where he attended the Bronx High [ More.. ]

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Jul 18, 2012

Obituary: Kesar Singh, 1955–2012

Kesar Singh, a beloved colleague, friend, teacher and extraordinary researcher, left us forever, and far too soon, on Wednesday May 16, 2012. Kesar had had a massive heart attack the [ More.. ]

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Rick’s Ramblings: The Academic Software Razzies

Each year in Los Angeles, on the night before the Oscars ceremony, the Golden Raspberry Awards—“Razzies”—are awarded to the worst of what Hollywood has to offer that year. In 2011, [ More.. ]

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C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize

The C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize was established to honor and recognize outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international leadership in directing statistical [ More.. ]

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Jul 18, 2012

SAMSI announces 2013–14 Programs

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) announces the two programs for the 2013–14 year will be Computational Methods in Social Science, and Low-Dimensional Structure in High-Dimensional Systems. The [ More.. ]

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Jul 18, 2012

JSM 2013 Invited Session proposals sought

Bhramar Mukherjee is JSM Program Chair for the 2013 meeting in Montreal. She writes:   The 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held in Montreal, Canada. Standing in the province [ More.. ]

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Homeward Bound? Cramér–Rao Bound!

For a little light relief, Peter Kootsookos wrote this version in honor of C. R. Rao. It’s adapted from the Simon and Garfunkel song “Homeward Bound”

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Terence’s Stuff: Multiple Linear Regression, 1

With this column, Terry Speed would love to spark a revival of Yule’s new system of notation. Well, it was “new” 105 years ago…

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Terence’s Stuff: Barley, hops, yeast and water

Terry Speed writes in honor of William Sealy Gossett: statistician, Guinness brewer, and thoroughly decent chap. Raise a glass to “Student”

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June/July 2012 Bulletin online now

The PDF version of the June/July 2012 IMS Bulletin is online now: click this link to download the complete PDF.

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Members’ News: June/July 2012

Featuring news items about Robert Tibshirani, Ruth Williams, Tom Liggett, Snehalata Huzurbazar, Hui Zou, Søren Asmussen, Dimitris Politis, Ken Burnham

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May 17, 2012

Report: Peter Hall’s course at Peking University

Invited by the Center for Statistical Science at Peking University, Professor Peter Hall delivered a short course on “Methodology and Theory for the Bootstrap” from March 15th to 24th, 2012. [ More.. ]

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IMS Fellows announced

The IMS Committee on Fellows is pleased to announce that they have selected 17 new IMS Fellows for 2012. Congratulations to all! David B. Allison of the University of Alabama [ More.. ]

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