2017 Tweedie Award winner

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Rina Foygel Barber as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Rina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics [ More.. ]


Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Awards for IMS members

Royal Statistical Society (RSS) West Medal to Danny Pfeffermann Danny Pfeffermann has had a long career in social statistics, with particular methodological interests in time series, multilevel modelling, survey non-response [ More.. ]


Anton Wakolbinger and co-authors win 2017 Itô Prize

The 2017 Itô Prize is won by Adrián González Casanova, Noemi Kurt, Anton Wakolbinger and Linglong Yuan, for their paper entitled “An individual-based model for the Lenski experiment, and the [ More.. ]


New ISI Elected members

We congratulate the following new International Statistical Institute (ISI) Elected Members, who were elected recently in ISI Membership Elections. Among those elected in the first round of 2017 were: Sévérien [ More.. ]


Who _are_ all these people?

In last issue’s XL-Files, Xiao-Li Meng set a picture quiz. Nobody has yet correctly identified everyone in the pictures below. If you can, and you’re over 21, you’ll be invited [ More.. ]


Obituary: Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942–2016

Steve Fienberg: “Statistics is what I do!” Photo: Carnegie Mellon University   Stephen (Steve) E. Fienberg was the “superman of statistics” (L. Wasserman), “a hero of the statistics profession” (M. [ More.. ]


Obituary: Ulf Grenander, 1923–2016

Ulf Grenander, pictured at home belatedly receiving an award from Comp. Vis. and Pattern Recognition. Photo kindly supplied by David Mumford   Ulf Grenander was born in 1923 in Vastervik, [ More.. ]


Pro Bono Statistics: Statistics in the Public Interest

Yoram Gat, one of our new Contributing Editors, describes himself in his blog (also called Pro Bono Statistics) like this: “I am a statistician and software engineer, living in Israel. [ More.. ]


Donors to IMS Funds: Thank you all!

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


Meeting report: Evidence-based Decision and Meta-Analysis

Shahjahan Khan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, reports on the workshop on Evidence-based Decision and Statistical Meta-Analysis with Application, sponsored by the Government of Brunei: The Department of Planning, Development [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: It Exists!

Once again Terry Speed is discovering that it’s never too late to learn new things in statistics


Cox and Efron’s BBVA Award

Sir David Cox and Bradley Efron have been awarded the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category. The €400,000 award is shared for their development [ More.. ]


Introducing new Contributing Editors

New IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: We are delighted to welcome to the Bulletin’s team of Contributing Editors the following “new faces”: Yoram Gat (Google Israel) Takis Konstantopoulos (Uppsala [ More.. ]


White House recognizes Emily Fox with Presidential Early Career Award

Emily Fox, Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, University of Washington, has been selected to receive a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the [ More.. ]

Feb 16, 2017

IMS Elections 2017

The annual elections are taking place for the next IMS President and six places in the IMS Council. We introduce the candidates in the March 2017 IMS Bulletin and at [ More.. ]



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