Project Euclid Receives 2011 PAM Division Award

Project Euclid—the premier platform and information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers—received the 2011 Division Award from the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division of the Special Libraries Association. Given [ More.. ]

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COPSS Awards 2011

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies announced its awards, presented at its annual ceremony at JSM in Miami Beach on August 3 by COPSS president Xihong Lin. The winner [ More.. ]

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IMS Presidential Address by Peter Hall

“Ranking Our Excellence,” or “Assessing Our Quality,” or Whatever…   One of the final responsibilities of each IMS President is to deliver a Presidential Address at the IMS annual meeting. [ More.. ]

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IMS at JSM

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics held its 74th annual meeting at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami’s South Beach, from July 30 to August 4, 2011. The IMS highlights at [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: September 2011

Featuring news items about Christian Genest, CR Rao, Joe Glaz, Xuming He, Jean-Pierre Fouque, and Craig A. Tracy

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Terence’s Stuff: Gender Equity

Terry Speed believes that gender equity is not just desirable but possible and beneficial—but it is not an easy journey…

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Jul 15, 2011

Obituary: Bernard Harris 1926–2011

Bernard Harris passed away peacefully on January 28, 2011, at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, La., following complications from heart surgery. Bernard was born on June 20, 1926, [ More.. ]

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Jul 15, 2011

Obituary: Timothy Robertson 1937–2010

Professor Tim Robertson passed away on April 5, 2010, to the regret of his colleagues, family and friends. His former students, collaborators and colleagues who had held him in high [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: A New Core?

Anirban DasGupta writes: PhD students in statistics departments across the world are asked to take a course on the core theory of inference, the so-called “qualifier theory course”. I took [ More.. ]

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Jul 15, 2011

IMS activities at JSM

If you’re coming to the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami, Florida (July 30 to August 4), please drop by the IMS booth in the Expo to say hello. If your [ More.. ]

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New IMS Executive Secretary

Aurore Delaigle will become the IMS’s Executive Secretary from August 2, 2011 to July 9, 2014, following Marten Wegkamp’s three-year term. Aurore is a Principal Research Fellow in the Department [ More.. ]

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2011 IMS Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2011 IMS elections. The next President-Elect is Hans R. Künsch. The five new Council members, for a three-year term, are: Sandrine [ More.. ]

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Rick’s Ramblings: Dehydrated Elephants

Is there actually any use for a dehydrated elephant? 
Rick Durrett thinks that just because we can solve a
problem, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re asking, or answering, the right question…

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Distinguished Professor Bani Mallick

Bani K. Mallick has been promoted to distinguished professor in the department of statistics at Texas A&M University. Mallick is a pioneer researcher in the field of Bayesian nonparametric regression [ More.. ]

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Dipak Dey associate dean of University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dipak K. Dey, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the Department of Statistics, has stepped down as head of the department and has joined the administration of the College of [ More.. ]

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