Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture at Harvard School of Public Health

The annual Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecture is named in memory of a former faculty member in Harvard’s Department of Biostatistics who died of cancer in 1992, aged 34. Each year [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Looking

In this column, Terry Speed argues against the temptation to avoid looking hard at larger data sets. Seek…and find answers!


New Schramm Lecture in Probability and Stochastic Processes

The IMS and the Bernoulli Society have recently cooperated to create a new joint lecture in probability and stochastic processes, named in honor of Oded Schramm. The lecture will be [ More.. ]


Loève Prize

The 2011 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability is awarded to Scott Sheffield of M.I.T. The prize, which carries a monetary award of $30,000, will be presented at [ More.. ]


Members’ News: December 2011

Featuring news items about Krzysztof Burdzy, Laurent Saloff-Coste, Michel Ledoux, Anton Bovier, Michael Longnecker, James J. Cochran, Xuming He


Eugene Dynkin interviews available online

Cornell Library digitizes historic collection of Eugene Dynkin interviews Cornell University Library has acquired a collection of interviews of mathematicians conducted over many years by Eugene Dynkin, Cornell’s Emeritus A. [ More.. ]


New Stochastic Systems journal

Editor-in-Chief of the new Stochastic Systems journal is Peter W. Glynn, Chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He writes: The IMS and the Applied [ More.. ]


S.R.S. Varadhan: profile of the National Medal of Science recipient

Alain-Sol Sznitman, ETH Zurich, profiles former IMS president S.R.S. Varadhan, who, as reported in the last issue, has been named a recipient of the US National Medal of Science. The [ More.. ]


Mathematics of Planet Earth competition

Competition for an Open Source Exhibition of Virtual Models The IMS is a partner in the following competition as part of the world initiative Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE2013). [ More.. ]

Nov 21, 2011

Meeting report: Applied Probability Conference

Kavita Ramanan reports: The 16th Applied Probability Conference, sponsored by the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS and co-sponsored by the IMS, was held from July 6–8, 2011, on the campus [ More.. ]


IMS President requests your input (by Nov 30)

I am writing concerning an important matter that is likely to be of particular interest to our US-based membership, and that may also be of interest to other IMS members. [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Knowing

There’s a world of difference between the talk and the walk. In this column, Terry Speed explains what he knows about knowledge.


14th IMS Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability

July 26–28, 2012 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA The Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability is an annual conference organized under the auspices [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Advancement

Terry Speed considers the challenges in evaluating the case for career advancement of interdisciplinary statisticians—that must be overcome.


Rick’s Ramblings: Stochastics in Biological Systems

I can’t think of a better combination than randomness and biology (unless it is a chilled Sancerre accompanying grilled swordfish with a side of steamed asparagus). The title for this [ More.. ]



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