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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Rick’s Ramblings: Writing an NSF proposal with New Broader Impacts

Rick Durrett, Jedi Master of proposal-writing, writes some instructions for the Younglings, including the NSF’s revised broader impacts criterion.

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Obituary: Patrick Billingsley, 1925–2011

Patrick Billingsley, scholar, writer, and actor, died Friday, April 22 at the age of 85. He is survived by his children Franny, Patty, Julie, Marty and Paul, and by his [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Anatolii Skorokhod, 1930–2011

The world’s mathematical community lost one of its most prominent members when Professor Anatolii Vladimirovich Skorokhod died on January 3, 2011. Anatolii Skorokhod was born on September 10, 1930 in [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Berkeley & Indian Statistics

Anirban DasGupta reminisces on the fond relationships that have developed over the years between statisticians from India and UC Berkeley.

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