S.R.S. Varadhan: profile of the National Medal of Science recipient

Alain-Sol Sznitman, ETH Zurich, profiles former IMS president S.R.S. Varadhan, who, as reported in the last issue, has been named a recipient of the US National Medal of Science. The [ More.. ]

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Mathematics of Planet Earth competition

Competition for an Open Source Exhibition of Virtual Models The IMS is a partner in the following competition as part of the world initiative Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE2013). [ More.. ]

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Nov 21, 2011

Meeting report: Applied Probability Conference

Kavita Ramanan reports: The 16th Applied Probability Conference, sponsored by the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS and co-sponsored by the IMS, was held from July 6–8, 2011, on the campus [ More.. ]

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IMS President requests your input (by Nov 30)

I am writing concerning an important matter that is likely to be of particular interest to our US-based membership, and that may also be of interest to other IMS members. [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Knowing

There’s a world of difference between the talk and the walk. In this column, Terry Speed explains what he knows about knowledge.

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14th IMS Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability

July 26–28, 2012 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA http://math.ucsd.edu/~nrc2012/ The Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability is an annual conference organized under the auspices [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Advancement

Terry Speed considers the challenges in evaluating the case for career advancement of interdisciplinary statisticians—that must be overcome.

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Rick’s Ramblings: Stochastics in Biological Systems

I can’t think of a better combination than randomness and biology (unless it is a chilled Sancerre accompanying grilled swordfish with a side of steamed asparagus). The title for this [ More.. ]

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Nominate or apply for IMS Awards

It’s that time again… Nominate someone for IMS Fellowship, or to receive the Harry C. Carver Award, or the Tweedie New Researcher Award. Or apply for the Laha Travel Award [ More.. ]

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Oct 2, 2011

One new course each year?

Xuming He writes: I went to college because I thought that I would know all about mathematics after four years in college. By the time I completed my PhD, I [ More.. ]

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COPSS Awards

In the last issue, we reported on the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) awards, presented at its annual ceremony at JSM in Miami Beach on August 3 by [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: October/November 2011

Featuring news about SRS Varadhan, Emery Brown, Wayne Fuller, Nat Schenker, J.T.Gene Hwang, Runze Li, Deborah A. Nolan, Dimitris Politis, Donglin Zeng, Hongtu Zhu, Keith Baggerly, Tianxi Cai, James J. Cochran, Paul A. Gustafson, J. Michael Hardin, Dominique Haughton, Alan Hutson, Patricia A. Jacobs, Zhezhen Jin, Grace E. Kissling, Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy, Kenneth L. Lange, Peter J. Lenk, Faming Liang, Aiyi Liu, Ying Lu, Ranjan Maitra, Jeffrey S. Morris, Christopher Nachtsheim, J. Sunil Rao, Jerome P. Reiter, Venkatraman E. Seshan, Thomas A. Severini, Julia Volaufova, Lijian Yang, James Rosenberger, Jessica Utts, Daniela Witten, Genevera Allen, Qunhua Li, Jessica Minnier, Layla Parast, Sihai Dave Zhao, Nick Horton, Paul Meier

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Oct 2, 2011

Workshop on Probability and Statistics in Finance

The Workshop on Probability and Statistics in Finance, sponsored by the IMS special interest group on “Finance: Probability and Statistics” (FPS) and the Statistics Department of Columbia University, took place [ More.. ]

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President’s Welcome

IMS President, Ruth Williams, writes this introductory message, in which she informs readers about some of the ongoing and upcoming activities of the IMS, and encourages your participation. Our discipline [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Speaking, reading, writing

Terry Speed knows the importance of good communication. He is inspired by a beautiful little book by R.D. Richardson: on Emerson, on writing

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