Terence’s Stuff: Oscars for Statistics?

Terry Speed wonders whether the Hollywood version of the statistical analysis of baseball, sabermetrics, in the film Moneyball does us any good…

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Mar 25, 2012

Author Identity and Open Bibliography

Jim Pitman writes about the increasing importance of author identity in the online universe, to allow authors due credit for their work, to assist researchers in navigating the vast universe of bibliographic data, and to facilitate collaborations between authors with similar or complementary interests. But what can YOU do?

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March 2012 Bulletin online now

The PDF version of the March 2012 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.

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World Congress: funding update

The eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics, which includes the 2012 IMS Annual Meeting, will be held July 9–14, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Congress organizers are pleased to announce new sources of funding.

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Members’ News: March 2012

Featuring news items about Peter Glynn, Michael Waterman, Claudia Neuhauser, George Casella, Dipak Dey, Wing Kam Fung, Sastry Pantula, Xiaotong Shen, Sudipto Banerjee, Jiti Gao, Stefano Iacus, Ranjan Maitra, Axel Munk, Haiyan Wang, Judith Rousseau

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IMS Journal News: AOS, AAP, EJP, ECP

New Editors for Annals of Statistics Peter Hall and Runze Li will serve as Editors of The Annals of Statistics for the three-year term January 1, 2013 to December 31, [ More.. ]

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Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics special issue

The Editors of the IMS-supported journal Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics issue a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue: We are pleased to announce a special issue [ More.. ]

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Spiegelman Award call for nominations

The Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2012 Mortimer Spiegelman Award honoring a statistician, 40 years of age or younger, who has made [ More.. ]

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Rick’s Ramblings: Models. Behaving. Badly.

Celeb culture? Gossip? No, Rick Durrett is reviewing Emanuel Derman’s book on mathematical models in finance.

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Feb 16, 2012

Obituary: Johannes Kemperman, 1924–2011

Johannes H.B. Kemperman’s research and teaching career of 50 years included ten years at Purdue, 25 years at the University of Rochester, and ten years at Rutgers. During this time [ More.. ]

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SAMSI partners with Indian institutes

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) has teamed up with the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and several institutes in India (CMI, IISc,ISI, IMSC) [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2012

How a nonexistent publication can have 20 citations

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor My name is Czesław Stępniak. I have been a member of the IMS for over 20 years. I have written more than 50 articles [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2012

Rajshahi University stat dept’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

Rajshahi University Statistics Department held its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on December 23–24, 2011, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the department. The Statistics Department at Rajshahi University, [ More.. ]

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ISOSS meeting, new President

The 11th biennial Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-11) has elected Professor Ali S. Hadi of The American University of Cairo (AUC), Egypt as the new President of the [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2012

Support available at US National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

March 1, 2012 is the deadline for requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups, Investigative Workshops, Postdoctoral Fellows, Sabbaticals, and Short-term Visitors for activities beginning summer/fall 2012. All areas of [ More.. ]

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