Members’ News: September 2012

Featuring news items about Howell Tong, Mir Masoom Ali, Jianqing Fan, Ker-Chau Li, Ray Carroll, Nancy Flournoy, Fritz Scheuren, Marvin Zelen, William Meeker, Jim Landwehr, Linda Young


IMS Presidential Address: Raising the Profile of Probability and Statistics

One of the final acts of the outgoing IMS President is to deliver the Address at the IMS annual meeting. Ruth Williams, who is now Past-President, delivered this at the [ More.. ]


World Congress: a view from Nigeria

Dr. Ezra Gayawan is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Redeemer’s University in Nigeria. In this article, he shares some of his personal experience of attending the [ More.. ]


President’s Welcome: Hans Rudolf Künsch

The new IMS President for 2012-2013, Hans R. Künsch, writes: I took over as president in July at the World Congress, and I have been quite busy since then in [ More.. ]


2012 COPSS Awards (and 2013 Nominations)

Bhramar Mukherjee, COPSS Treasurer/Secretary, reports on the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) annual awards, presented at JSM. The call for nominations for next year’s awards is below. We’ll [ More.. ]


How to give a 25-minute talk (Second Edition)

Giving a talk is a key skill. Hone it, and you will earn thanks from Rick Durrett, and all your future audiences.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: apply now

Many students getting ready to graduate with their baccalaureate degrees contemplate graduate studies or plan to continue their education. One of the major obstacles can be funding: students who have [ More.. ]


Report: New Statistical Methods for Next Generation Sequencing Data

Dan Nettleton, Laurence H. Baker Endowed Chair in Biological Statistics and Professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University, co-organized this conference in May that was co-sponsored by [ More.. ]


Award nominations

Nominations are open for the L. Adrienne Cupples Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics; Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize for Excellence in Math by an Undergraduate Woman; and the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science.


IMS-China Election Results

The newly-elected committee of IMS-China has 16 members (two members tied in number of votes). The Chair-elect of the IMS-China Committee is Shuyuan He. The Program Secretary is Zenghu Li [ More.. ]


IMS Monographs 2: Nonparametric Inference on Manifolds

IMS has published a second IMS Monographs volume, Nonparametric Inference on Manifolds, with Applications to Shape Spaces, by Abhishek Bhattacharya, ISI Kolkata, and Rabi Bhattacharya, University of Arizona. IMS members [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Multiple Linear Regression, part 2

With this column, Terry Speed continues his exploration of multiple linear regression, looking at “why,” “how” and idol management.

Jul 18, 2012

IMS Elections: results announced

The IMS election results are in. The new President-Elect is Bin Yu. Five people are elected to serve on Council for a three-year term, and one for a one-year term. [ More.. ]


Members’ News: August 2012

Featuring news items about David Spiegelhalter, Rafael Irizarry, Marc Hallin and Bruce Lindsay


Peter Jagers selected to receive 2012 IMS Carver award

IMS Fellow Peter Jagers has been chosen as this year’s Harry C. Carver Award winner. Peter is Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of [ More.. ]



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