Call for Nominations for Sacks Award

Deadline June 15, 2013 Nominations are sought for the 2013 National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. The prize recognizes sustained, high-quality cross-disciplinary research [ More.. ]

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Foundation for Open Access Statistics

The Foundation for Open Access Statistics (FOAS) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in California. We have applied for federal tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Section 501(c)(3). FOAS has [ More.. ]

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NSF Support for Research in Statistical Sciences: IMS report

The IMS and other professional societies were asked last year, by the US National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, for input in response to five questions, which [ More.. ]

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Statistics grad student killed in Boston marathon explosion

Lu Lingzi has been named as the third victim in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. She was a graduate student in Boston University’s Department of Mathematics and [ More.. ]

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May 16, 2013

The XL-Files: Statistical Classics and Classical Statistics

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: “How do you like your new job?” I keep getting asked. Like most jobs, mine has seen days I wished to forget before sunset and [ More.. ]

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May 16, 2013

Obituary: Donald L. Burkholder, 1927–2013

Donald Lyman Burkholder died in his sleep on April 14, 2013, in Urbana, Illinois. He was born January 19, 1927, in Octavia, Nebraska, the fourth of five children of Elmer [ More.. ]

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May 16, 2013

Obituary: Martin B. Wilk, 1922–2013

Martin B. Wilk, OC, died in Yorba Linda, California, on February 19, 2013; he was 90. Throughout his career, Martin demonstrated that a statistician can successfully span academia, industry and [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture: Ya’acov Ritov

Ya’acov Ritov is professor in the Department of Statistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University in 1983, and is a fellow of [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture: Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl is a professor of computer science and statistics at UCLA. He is a graduate of the Technion, Israel, and joined the faculty of UCLA in 1970, where he [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Top Inequalities for a PhD student

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: It is the mark of an instructed mind, said Aristotle, not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible. Delicate and [ More.. ]

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May 16, 2013

Debate: Are pseudo-academic journals worrying?

Jean Opsomer highlights the rise in dubious journals and conferences, and asks whether we—particularly new researchers—should be concerned: Many of us regularly receive email invitations to submit articles to journals [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: A Rant

Terry Speed is mad as hell that we are still struggling for gender equity after all these years. Are you doing something about it?

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May 16, 2013

Treasurer’s Report: Fiscal Year 2012

The IMS Treasurer, Jean Opsomer, reports on IMS membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2012, and reviews the fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) [ More.. ]

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IMS Elections 2013

The annual IMS elections are announced, with one candidate for President-Elect (Erwin Bolthausen) and, this year, 12 candidates standing for six places on Council. The Council nominees, in alphabetical order, [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: April/May 2013

Jingchen Liu receives 2013 Tweedie Award The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Jingchen Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Dr. Liu received his PhD [ More.. ]

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