Jul 14, 2017

Tapas K. Chandra passed away

Tapas K. Chandra, professor of statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute, has passed away in Calcutta; he was 64. Professor Chandra is known for his work on asymptotic stochastic expansions [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture preview: Subhashis Ghoshal

Subhashis Ghoshal is a professor of statistics at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. His research interests span many areas including Bayesian statistics, asymptotics, nonparametrics and high dimensional models, with diverse [ More.. ]

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Medallion Lecture preview: Judith Rousseau

Judith Rousseau is currently Professor at University Paris Dauphine. Her research interests range from theoretical aspects of Bayesian procedures, both parametric and nonparametric, to more methodological developments. From a theoretical [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 18 (and solution to Puzzle 17)

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is September 4, 2017. [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2017

XL-Files: Why (good) statisticians tend to be happier

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: A good number of people have asked me about what have been the best and the worst parts of being a dean. Whereas the worst [ More.. ]

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2017 Carver Award winner: Elyse Gustafson

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Elyse Gustafson as the recipient of this year’s Harry C. Carver Medal. The award is made for Elyse’s exceptional service and dedication as [ More.. ]

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Francesca Dominici awarded 2016 Norwood Award

Francesca Dominici, Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Dean of Information Technology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, was honored with the [ More.. ]

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National Academy of Science elects Maury Bramson

Maury D. Bramson, professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. [ More.. ]

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Leonid Mytnik and Vlada Limic receive von Humboldt Award

IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: I am very happy to bring you news of Leonid Mytnik’s Humboldt-Forschungspreis. Leonid and I met, not entirely by chance, in Bamberg, Francony in [ More.. ]

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Calls for nominations

Nominations are open for these three awards: the Sixteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences; the inaugural Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic [ More.. ]

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May 15, 2017

Obituary: Charles M. Stein, 1920–2016

Charles M. Stein, one of the most original statisticians and probabilists of the 20th century died in Fremont, California on November 24th, 2016. Stein’s paradox showing the classical least squares [ More.. ]

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2017 IMS Fellows

Congratulations to the 20 new IMS Fellows elected this year! They will be presented at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the Presidential Address and Awards session at [ More.. ]

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Special Lectures in 2017

In the June/July 2017 Bulletin, we have previews of some of the special lectures featuring at various IMS meetings this year (with more previews in the next issue). This year [ More.. ]

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COPSS Fisher Lecturer: Robert E. Kass

Robert E. (Rob) Kass is the Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University. Rob received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago in [ More.. ]

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Wald Lectures: Emmanuel Candès

Emmanuel Candès is the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, and professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford University, where he currently chairs the Department of Statistics. Emmanuel’s work [ More.. ]

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