Royal Statistical Society awards for 2018

The UK Royal Statistical Society has announced its 2018 awards recipients. Among them are three IMS members: Peter Bühlmann (Guy Medal in Silver), Peng Ding (Guy Medal in Bronze), and [ More.. ]

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NISS 2017 Jerome Sacks Award for Jun Liu

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences Jerome Sacks Award recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. Last year’s award recipient, Jun S. Liu, Harvard University, was [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Lawrence David Brown, 1940–2018

Former IMS President Lawrence D. Brown died peacefully on February 21, 2018, at the age of 77. Larry preserved his unfailing fortitude and good humor to his last day. Larry [ More.. ]

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Judea Pearl receives inaugural Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling

Judea Pearl has been awarded the 2018 Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling, for the invention of a model-based approach to probabilistic and causal reasoning, the discovery of [ More.. ]

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Medallion lecture previews: Bertoin, Khoshnevisan, Yuan

We introduce another three of this year’s Medallion Lecturers: Jean Bertoin, Davar Khoshnevisan and Ming Yuan. Jean will be giving his Medallion Lecture at the IMS Annual Meeting in Vilnius, [ More.. ]

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Statistics Surveys: a message from the Editors

You’ve probably heard of the IMS co-sponsored journal Statistics Surveys. It publishes survey articles in theoretical, computational, and applied statistics. The Editors would like to tell you a little more [ More.. ]

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Should IMS create a new Data Science journal?

Liza Levina is chairing an ad hoc IMS committee to consider whether we should create an IMS journal in Data Science. She, and the committee members, would like your input: The [ More.. ]

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2018 IMS New Researcher Travel Awards

We are pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2018 IMS New Researcher Travel Awards, who will be using their awards to travel to present a paper or a [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 20: still time for your solutions

A quick reminder: the deadline for submitting your solution to Anirban DasGupta’s latest puzzle (#20) is April 23, 2018. You can find the puzzle here.

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: Walter A. Rosenkrantz 1938–2017

Walter A. Rosenkrantz, one of the foremost experts on Markov processes and martingale theory, passed away on September 19, 2017. He was an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: Herbert Heyer, 1936–2018

Herbert Heyer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany, known for his research in stochastics and analysis has died. His close work with Japanese colleagues led the German–Japanese symposia [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: Joergen Hoffmann-Joergensen 1942–2017

Jørgen Hoffmann-Jørgensen was born on 3 February 1942 in Aarhus, Denmark. He completed his studies at Aarhus University in 1966, and was subsequently employed in the Department of Mathematics there, [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: James R. Thompson 1938–2017

  James Robert Thompson, Noah Harding Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Rice University, died in December at age 79. When Jim Thompson joined the Rice faculty in 1970, after three [ More.. ]

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Mar 29, 2018

Obituary: David L. Wallace, 1928-2017

  Even though David Wallace was not well known across the broad landscape of statistics, among academic statisticians he was widely considered to be one of the most insightful statisticians [ More.. ]

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Knighthood for Bernard Silverman

Former IMS President, Annals of Statistics and IMS Bulletin editor Bernard Silverman was knighted in the UK’s 2018 New Year Honours List for public service and services to Science. Bee [ More.. ]

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