Aug 29, 2013

Obituary: Maurice Priestley 1933–2013

Maurice Bertram Priestley, Professor emeritus of the University of Manchester, UK, was an outstanding, influential and highly respected figure in the field of time series analysis. His book on Spectral [ More.. ]

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Aug 29, 2013

Obituary: Wenbo Li 1963–2013

Wenbo V. Li, professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Delaware, died suddenly of heart failure on January 26, 2013, near his home in Newark, Delaware. He was 49 [ More.. ]

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IMS Presidential Address: Ars Conjectandi—300 Years Later

Hans R. Künsch, ETH Zurich, completed his term as IMS President at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal. He delivered this Presidential Address: This year we are celebrating the anniversary [ More.. ]

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Travel grants for women mathematicians

Association for Women in Mathematics offers Travel Grants The next deadline for the AWM/NSF Travel Grant is October 1, 2013. The Association for Women in Mathematics travel program supports these [ More.. ]

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NSF support for the statistical sciences: latest

Earlier this year, we collected input from IMS members for a subcommittee to examine the current structure of support for the statistical sciences within the US National Science Foundation (NSF) [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2013

Statistics2013 workshop webcast

Future of the Statistical Sciences Workshop http://www.statistics2013.org/introduction-to-the-future-of-statistical-sciences-workshop/ One of the primary goals of the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) is to promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability [ More.. ]

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JSM2013 in pictures

The Joint Statistical Meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, in August 2013. The September issue of the IMS Bulletin has lots of photos from the meeting, which you can download [ More.. ]

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Two forthcoming titles in IMS Textbooks series

Cambridge University Press, in conjunction with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, publishes IMS Textbooks. These are compact books that give introductory accounts of topics from statistics or probability of current [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Statistics and The War

Terry Speed reflects on the significant advances made in statistics during, and because of, the Second World War.

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IMS Council election results

The annual IMS Council election results are in! We are pleased to announce that the next IMS President-Elect is Erwin Bolthausen. This year 12 candidates stood for six places on [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: August 2013

Featuring news about David Donoho; Kathryn Roeder; Maurice Priestley; C R Rao; Donald Richards; Wenbo Li

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Jul 17, 2013

The XL-Files: From t to T

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: Giving a banquet speech after a whole conference day is never easy—few people long for yet another speech. My recent speech also faced an extra [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Randomization, Bootstrap and Sherlock Holmes

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: It might well be an exercise in frivolity, but I see a common thread between Sherlock Holmes and the bootstrap. It’s randomized inference. A standard [ More.. ]

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Jul 16, 2013

Obituary: George E. P. Box, 1919–2013

George Box. Photo: Brent Nicastro  “Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise.”    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland GEORGE EDWARD PELHAM BOX, professor emeritus of Statistics and of Industrial & [ More.. ]

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Jul 16, 2013

Obituary: William J. Studden, 1935–2013

Bill Studden in 1970. Photo: Purdue University Department of Statistics William J. Studden passed away suddenly on March 19th, 2013. Bill was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on September 30, [ More.. ]

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