Members’ News: March 2013

Featuring news about: Peter Hall; J K Ghosh; Jean Opsomer; JP Morgan; NISS news; AMS Fellows; Shahjahan Khan Peter Hall honored in Australia On 26 January, former IMS President Peter Hall [ More.. ]

Read More...
Feb 27, 2013

What you can do for IMS… and what IMS can do for you

IMS President Hans Künsch writes: Back in the eighties, my main reason for joining IMS was that this allowed me to purchase my own copy of the Annals of Statistics [ More.. ]

Read More...

Films of Distinguished Statisticians

Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians: Films of Dr. Stephen E. Fienberg for ASA’s Archive Pfizer Global Research and Development at New London, Connecticut, the Department of Statistics at the University [ More.. ]

Read More...
Feb 27, 2013

The XL-Files: A Fundamental Link between Statistics and Humor

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: My new year’s reading started with a holiday gift: On the Money, a collection of over 400 cartoons in The New Yorker from 1925–2009. No, [ More.. ]

Read More...
Feb 27, 2013

Obituary: George Casella, 1951-2012

George Casella, a leading figure in the field of statistics, passed away on June 17, 2012, after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 61. George’s influence on research [ More.. ]

Read More...
Feb 27, 2013

In Search of a Statistical Culture

Radu V Craiu, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, considers whether statisticians need a new image: We keep hearing stories about insomniac surgeons, smug lawyers who all happen to be [ More.. ]

Read More...
Feb 27, 2013

ICCS-12 Meeting report

Qatar hosted the 12th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences. Shahjahan Khan (Australia), Ali S Hadi (Egypt), and Ayman Bakleezi (Qatar) report on the conference: Qatar is the first country [ More.. ]

Read More...

Anirban’s Angle: Understanding Citation Indices

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta explores how citation indices are created: Some love them, some hate them, but citation indices are heartily gobbled up by administrators in tenure and promotion decisions. [ More.. ]

Read More...

Refereeing and psychoanalysis

IMS Bulletin Editor Dimitris Politis writes: Refereeing is part of the job description for most of us. Good papers get even better after receiving expert feedback, and mediocre papers are [ More.. ]

Read More...

International Year of Statistics: February roundup

2013 is the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide event now supported by nearly 1,700 organizations (including, of course, IMS—one of the founding organizations). To keep in touch with the [ More.. ]

Read More...

Nominations for 2013 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics (formerly “Statistics”) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2013 Mortimer Spiegelman Award to honor a statistician, 40 years of [ More.. ]

Read More...

Terence’s Stuff: 0.886 And All That

In the last issue, Terry Speed wrote about n vs n−1. So what links that topic to Walter Shewhart and control charts? 0.886!

Read More...

2013: International Year of Statistics

IMS President Hans Künsch writes: 2013 is a special year for IMS since we celebrate not only the International Year of Statistics, but also the special year for Mathematics of [ More.. ]

Read More...

Members’ News: January/February 2013

Featuring news about Terry Speed, Bob Blumenthal and David Findley Terry Speed receives Australia’s Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation Terry Speed, who is well-known to readers of the IMS [ More.. ]

Read More...

AOAS marks Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

Dozens of universities, research institutes, foundations, and scientific societies, including the IMS, have joined forces to celebrate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth (see Hans [ More.. ]

Read More...
Pages:«1...33343536373839...47»
Share

Welcome!

Welcome to the IMS Bulletin website! We are developing the way we communicate news and information more effectively with members. The print Bulletin is still with us (free with IMS membership), and still available as a PDF to download, but in addition, we are placing some of the news, columns and articles on this blog site, which will allow you the opportunity to interact more. We are always keen to hear from IMS members, and encourage you to write articles and reports that other IMS members would find interesting. Contact the IMS Bulletin at bulletin@imstat.org

What is “Open Forum”?

In the Open Forum, any IMS member can propose a topic for discussion. Email your subject and an opening paragraph (to bulletin@imstat.org) and we'll post it to start off the discussion. Other readers can join in the debate by commenting on the post. Search other Open Forum posts by using the Open Forum category link below. Start a discussion today!

About IMS

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international scholarly society devoted to the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. We have about 4,500 members around the world. Visit IMS at http://imstat.org
Latest Issue