Hand writing: Administrative Data

Contributing Editor David Hand, Imperial College London, examines some of the pitfalls of administrative data (information collected primarily for business or organizational, not research, purposes): A great deal of statistical [ More.. ]


Undergraduate Data Science: Opportunities and Options

Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) was a co-author of the recent National Academies consensus study report that is available for free download from https://nas.edu/envisioningds. He writes: Recent years have seen the [ More.. ]

Sep 1, 2018

Growing Pains and Gains in Statistics, the Toronto Way

Radu V. Craiu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He writes: These are interesting times for statistical science departments throughout the [ More.. ]


Thriyambakam Krishnan: 1937–2018

Anirban DasGupta, Purdue University, writes: Thriyambakam Krishnan, former Dean of Academic Studies and Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, passed away in Chennai, India on July 4; he was 81. [ More.. ]


Stochastic Systems: An Update

Shane Henderson (Cornell University) is Editor-in-Chief of Stochastic Systems, an IMS-affiliated journal. He writes: After more than six years being published through a cooperative agreement between the IMS and the [ More.. ]


2018 Presidential Address: Reflections on probability, statistics and the IMS

Alison Etheridge gave this Presidential Address at the IMS annual meeting in Vilnius in July 2018.   So, how was I going to write a Presidential address? The best way [ More.. ]

Jun 27, 2018

Election results: new Council members

We are delighted to announce the 2018 election results, and introduce the newest members of IMS Council. The next President-Elect is Susan Murphy, and the five new members of Council [ More.. ]


Australian Academy of Science elects new Fellows

The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) announced the election of 21 distinguished Australian scientists as New Fellows, among whom are Noel Cressie (University of Wollongong) and Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University [ More.. ]


Emmanuel Candès 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Professor Emmanuel Candès, the Barnum–Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics and chair of the statistics department at Stanford University, was recognized last year as one of the MacArthur Foundation’s 2017 [ More.. ]


Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2019 winners announced

The Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award recognizes innovative research by new researchers. Among the 34 applications for the award, many of which were very strong, three IMS members have been [ More.. ]


Nominate an IMS Blackwell or Medallion lecturer

The IMS Committee on Special Lectures is accepting nominations for IMS Named and Medallion Lectures. The following lectures are available for nomination in 2018: • The 2020 Blackwell Lecturer • [ More.. ]

Jun 27, 2018

IMS adopts Fairness and Diversity Guidelines

IMS Council recently adopted these guidelines for awards committee members.   Ensuring fairness and diversity: Guidelines for IMS Awards Committees The term ‘award’ is taken to include all IMS Awards [ More.. ]


Global Survey examines gender gap

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is partnering with 11 scientific groups, including the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), to examine [ More.. ]


Raising Funds for an IMS Peter Hall Early Career Prize

As previously announced, IMS is seeking contributions to the IMS Peter Hall Early Career Prize fund. If you would like to donate in memory of Peter, there are three ways: 1. [ More.. ]


Donors to IMS Funds: thank you all!

The IMS has 10 funds that are open to contributions, detailed below. We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the IMS. If you would [ More.. ]



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