Feb 16, 2012

Obituary: Johannes Kemperman, 1924–2011

Johannes H.B. Kemperman’s research and teaching career of 50 years included ten years at Purdue, 25 years at the University of Rochester, and ten years at Rutgers. During this time [ More.. ]

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SAMSI partners with Indian institutes

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) has teamed up with the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and several institutes in India (CMI, IISc,ISI, IMSC) [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2012

How a nonexistent publication can have 20 citations

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor My name is Czesław Stępniak. I have been a member of the IMS for over 20 years. I have written more than 50 articles [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2012

Rajshahi University stat dept’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

Rajshahi University Statistics Department held its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on December 23–24, 2011, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the department. The Statistics Department at Rajshahi University, [ More.. ]

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ISOSS meeting, new President

The 11th biennial Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-11) has elected Professor Ali S. Hadi of The American University of Cairo (AUC), Egypt as the new President of the [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2012

Support available at US National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

March 1, 2012 is the deadline for requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups, Investigative Workshops, Postdoctoral Fellows, Sabbaticals, and Short-term Visitors for activities beginning summer/fall 2012. All areas of [ More.. ]

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Indian Statistical Association and JISA

Hira L. Koul, President of the Indian Statistical Association, writes: The Indian Statistical Association was established in 1960 at Bombay (now Mumbai). The late Professor M.C. Chakrabarty, the founding Head [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Correlation

In this column, Terry Speed recalls his vow always to look at a scatter plot before calculating a Pearson correlation.

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Dec 15, 2011

World Congress: register now

The eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics) will be held on July 9–14, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. Scheduled every four years, it is jointly organized by IMS and the [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: January/February 2012

Featuring news items about Itai Benjamini, Johan Fellman, Michael Akritas, S.N. Lahiri, Dimitris Politis, Jerome Reiter, Alan Karr, S. Rao Jammalamadaka, and the IMS online journals Electronic Journal of Probability and Electronic Communications in Probability

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Piled Higher and Deeper

  Piled Higher and Deeper, by Jorge Cham. This cartoon, originally published at www.phdcomics.com, echoes the sentiments in Terry Speed’s last column. You can read what he has to say [ More.. ]

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Museum of Mathematics open to ideas

When we heard about the new Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) that is being built in New York, a museum that bills itself as “an exciting project that will change the [ More.. ]

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Dec 15, 2011

Obituary: Charles B. Bell, 1928–2010

Charles Bernard Bell, Jr. was born in New Orleans on August 20, 1928. To the statistical community he was affectionately called “Chuck.” He graduated from Xavier University at an early [ More.. ]

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Dec 15, 2011

Obituary: Paul Meier, 1924–2011

Columbia University professor emeritus Paul Meier, renowned for his work in applying statistics to medical research, died on Sunday, August 7, 2011, in New York City. He was 87. The [ More.. ]

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IMU seeks feedback on journal ranking system

We would like to bring the following message to the attention of IMS members as it may be of interest, especially in view of Peter Hall’s Presidential Address at JSM [ More.. ]

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