Sastry Pantula receives Paul Minton Service Award

Oregon State University College of Science Dean Sastry G. Pantula was honored for his outstanding and extensive service to the statistics profession with the 2016 Paul Minton Service Award from [ More.. ]

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Profile: Steve Evans

David Steinsaltz, University of Oxford, UK, profiles Steve Evans, one of the five IMS Fellows elected in 2016 to the US National Academy of Sciences [profiles of the other four [ More.. ]

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IMS Awards: nominate or apply now!

Nominate someone for the IMS Carver Awards or Fellowship, or apply for a Travel Award The Carver Medal was created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, for [ More.. ]

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Nominate for 2017 COPSS Awards

Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are an [ More.. ]

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IMS Child Care Initiative: apply by June 1

The purpose of the IMS Child Care Initiative is to encourage and support the participation at IMS Annual Meetings of IMS members who have child care responsibilities. The next IMS [ More.. ]

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Journal news: Statistical Science opens Conversations

For many years, Statistical Science has published ‘Conversations’ with some of the many distinguished leaders in statistics and probability [see list, below]. These interviews are one of the most popular [ More.. ]

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Introducing a new IMS-affiliated journal: Observational Studies

Dylan Small writes: Observational Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on all aspects of observational studies. The journal’s web site is http://obsstudies.org/. The journal is diamond open access—no [ More.. ]

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First International Prize in Statistics

IMS Fellow Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The Prize, considered the highest honor in statistics, will be bestowed every other [ More.. ]

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Alicia Carriquiry elected to National Academy of Medicine

Among the 70 regular members and 9 international members elected this year to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is IMS Fellow Alicia Carriquiry. Alicia is distinguished professor of [ More.. ]

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Ruth Williams and Martin Reiman receive von Neumann Theory Prize

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has selected Ruth Williams and Martin Reiman to jointly receive the 2016 INFORMS Von Neumann Theory Prize. The John von [ More.. ]

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COPSS leadership roles for Nicholas Horton and Wendy Lou

IMS members Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) and Wendy Lou (University of Toronto) have taken on new leadership roles as Chair and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively, of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical [ More.. ]

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American Statistical Association awards and prizes at JSM

The ASA awarded several prizes at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago this year—and there are lots of IMS members and Fellows among them! ASA Founders: James L. Rosenberger received [ More.. ]

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Profile: Yuval Peres

Russell Lyons writes this profile of IMS Fellow Yuval Peres, who was elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in May 2016.   Yuval Peres, [ More.. ]

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Profile: Nancy Reid

Our fourth profile of IMS Fellows who were elected in May to the US National Academy of Sciences is devoted to Nancy Reid. Christian Genest from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, [ More.. ]

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Electronic Journal of Statistics special section

The Electronic Journal of Statistics, Volume 10, number 2, contains a Special Section entitled “Statistical Inference in Sparse High-Dimensional Models”. This special section has been co-edited by Florentina Bunea and [ More.. ]

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