Elect new Council members

The annual IMS elections are announced, with one candidate for President-Elect—Richard Davis—and 12 candidates standing for six places on Council. The Council nominees, in alphabetical order, are: Marek Biskup, Peter [ More.. ]


Members News: April/May 2014

Featuring news about: Ying Hung; Philip Protter, Raymond J. Carroll, Keith Crank, Bani K. Mallick, Robert T. Smythe and Michael Stein; Stephen Fienberg; Alexandre Tsybakov; Gang Zheng


Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook, published by SSC

Announcing Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook published by SSC – in Celebration of the International Year of Statistics Jerry Lawless writes: In early 2013 the Statistical Society of Canada [ More.. ]


Big Data: promises, threats, and challenges

Stéphane Boucheron works in the Statistics Group at the Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires, Université Paris Diderot. He writes as one of our team of Contributing Editors: Since 2011, [ More.. ]


NSF funding opportunity

Xiaoming Huo, Program Director for Statistics, Computational and Data-enabled Science & Engineering at NSF, writes: CDS&E-MSS (Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences) is a relatively [ More.. ]


Hand Writing: Solving the Right Problem

Contributing Editor David J. Hand writes: George Box once said “You have a big approximation and a small approximation. The big approximation is your approximation to the problem you want [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 3

The Student Puzzle Corner contains one or two problems in statistics or probability. Sometimes, solving the problems may require a literature search. Current student members of the IMS are invited [ More.. ]


COPSS publishes 50th anniversary volume

COPSS 50th Anniversary Volume: Past, Present and Future of Statistical Science Co-editors: Xihong Lin, Christian Genest, David Banks, Geert Molenberghs, David Scott, and Jane-Ling Wang This book entitled Past, Present [ More.. ]


Rao Prize Conference: report

Runze Li writes: The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2013 Rao Prize Conference on October 5, 2013 to honor the 2013 Rao Prize winner Herman Chernoff, Professor Emeritus [ More.. ]


Calls for Nominations: April 2014

C.R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize The C.R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize was established to honor and recognize outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international [ More.. ]

Mar 31, 2014

XL-Files: My Valentine’s Escape

Xiao-Li Meng finds it harder to escape statistics than he thought… The 2014 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Annual Meeting (held February 13–17) has given me a [ More.. ]

Feb 15, 2014

IMS New Researchers Conference

The 16th IMS New Researchers Conference is an annual meeting organized under the auspices of the IMS, and jointly sponsored this year by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office [ More.. ]


Members’ News: March 2014

Featuring news about Susan Holmes, C.R. Rao, Klaus Krickeberg, Jim Pitman, and Peter Hall


University of Tampere releases newly rediscovered conference videos

The University of Tampere (in Tampere, Finland) hosted two conferences in statistics (and related matrix theory) in 1987 and 1990. The videos of these conferences have now been published on [ More.. ]


Robert Adler: TOPOS, and why you should care about it

Robert Adler writes in the first of a new series of columns: To pure mathematicians, a topos is a type of category that behaves like the category of sheaves on [ More.. ]



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