Feb 27, 2013

ICCS-12 Meeting report

Qatar hosted the 12th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences. Shahjahan Khan (Australia), Ali S Hadi (Egypt), and Ayman Bakleezi (Qatar) report on the conference: Qatar is the first country [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Understanding Citation Indices

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta explores how citation indices are created: Some love them, some hate them, but citation indices are heartily gobbled up by administrators in tenure and promotion decisions. [ More.. ]


Refereeing and psychoanalysis

IMS Bulletin Editor Dimitris Politis writes: Refereeing is part of the job description for most of us. Good papers get even better after receiving expert feedback, and mediocre papers are [ More.. ]


International Year of Statistics: February roundup

2013 is the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide event now supported by nearly 1,700 organizations (including, of course, IMS—one of the founding organizations). To keep in touch with the [ More.. ]


Nominations for 2013 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics (formerly “Statistics”) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2013 Mortimer Spiegelman Award to honor a statistician, 40 years of [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: 0.886 And All That

In the last issue, Terry Speed wrote about n vs n−1. So what links that topic to Walter Shewhart and control charts? 0.886!


2013: International Year of Statistics

IMS President Hans Künsch writes: 2013 is a special year for IMS since we celebrate not only the International Year of Statistics, but also the special year for Mathematics of [ More.. ]


Members’ News: January/February 2013

Featuring news about Terry Speed, Bob Blumenthal and David Findley Terry Speed receives Australia’s Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation Terry Speed, who is well-known to readers of the IMS [ More.. ]


AOAS marks Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

Dozens of universities, research institutes, foundations, and scientific societies, including the IMS, have joined forces to celebrate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth (see Hans [ More.. ]


IMS Journal editors

Several IMS core and co-sponsored publications have new editors, whose three-year terms start January 1, 2013. Timo Seppäläinen is the new editor of the Annals of Applied Probability, taking over [ More.. ]

Dec 19, 2012

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US National Science Foundation support for research in the statistical sciences

Last year the Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Sastry Pantula, proposed changing the division’s name to the Division of [ More.. ]


Blackwell Lecture

Contributing Editor Peter Bickel writes: David Blackwell died on July 8, 2010. Since that time there have been a number of celebrations of his life and accomplishments: memorial sessions in [ More.. ]


Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture

Nominations are invited for the 2013 Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture at Harvard School of Public Health. The annual Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture was initiated in 1993 in memory of Myrto [ More.. ]

Dec 19, 2012

Obituary: W. Jackson Hall 1930–2012

W. Jackson “Jack” Hall, PhD, Fellow of the IMS, Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester, died peacefully [ More.. ]



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