Indian Statistical Association and JISA

Hira L. Koul, President of the Indian Statistical Association, writes: The Indian Statistical Association was established in 1960 at Bombay (now Mumbai). The late Professor M.C. Chakrabarty, the founding Head [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Correlation

In this column, Terry Speed recalls his vow always to look at a scatter plot before calculating a Pearson correlation.

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Dec 15, 2011

World Congress: register now

The eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics) will be held on July 9–14, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. Scheduled every four years, it is jointly organized by IMS and the [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: January/February 2012

Featuring news items about Itai Benjamini, Johan Fellman, Michael Akritas, S.N. Lahiri, Dimitris Politis, Jerome Reiter, Alan Karr, S. Rao Jammalamadaka, and the IMS online journals Electronic Journal of Probability and Electronic Communications in Probability

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Piled Higher and Deeper

  Piled Higher and Deeper, by Jorge Cham. This cartoon, originally published at www.phdcomics.com, echoes the sentiments in Terry Speed’s last column. You can read what he has to say [ More.. ]

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Museum of Mathematics open to ideas

When we heard about the new Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) that is being built in New York, a museum that bills itself as “an exciting project that will change the [ More.. ]

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Dec 15, 2011

Obituary: Charles B. Bell, 1928–2010

Charles Bernard Bell, Jr. was born in New Orleans on August 20, 1928. To the statistical community he was affectionately called “Chuck.” He graduated from Xavier University at an early [ More.. ]

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Dec 15, 2011

Obituary: Paul Meier, 1924–2011

Columbia University professor emeritus Paul Meier, renowned for his work in applying statistics to medical research, died on Sunday, August 7, 2011, in New York City. He was 87. The [ More.. ]

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IMU seeks feedback on journal ranking system

We would like to bring the following message to the attention of IMS members as it may be of interest, especially in view of Peter Hall’s Presidential Address at JSM [ More.. ]

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Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture at Harvard School of Public Health

The annual Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture is named in memory of a former faculty member in Harvard’s Department of Biostatistics who died of cancer in 1992, aged 34. Each year [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Looking

In this column, Terry Speed argues against the temptation to avoid looking hard at larger data sets. Seek…and find answers!

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New Schramm Lecture in Probability and Stochastic Processes

The IMS and the Bernoulli Society have recently cooperated to create a new joint lecture in probability and stochastic processes, named in honor of Oded Schramm. The lecture will be [ More.. ]

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Loève Prize

The 2011 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability is awarded to Scott Sheffield of M.I.T. The prize, which carries a monetary award of $30,000, will be presented at [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: December 2011

Featuring news items about Krzysztof Burdzy, Laurent Saloff-Coste, Michel Ledoux, Anton Bovier, Michael Longnecker, James J. Cochran, Xuming He

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Eugene Dynkin interviews available online

Cornell Library digitizes historic collection of Eugene Dynkin interviews Cornell University Library has acquired a collection of interviews of mathematicians conducted over many years by Eugene Dynkin, Cornell’s Emeritus A. [ More.. ]

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