Announcing a new relationship with ACM

We are pleased to announce that IMS will be engaging in joint activities with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), addressing the dynamic field of Data Science. As an initial [ More.. ]

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Statistical Science ‘Conversations’ online

Reminder that Stat Sci ‘Conversations’ are available on website If you’re reading this, you’re probably already an IMS member, and as such, have set up your free access to all [ More.. ]

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Teaching Statistics… at a Food Coop

IMS member Jonathan Skinner has taught a free statistics class (“without math”) as part of the offerings at his local food coop, in order to spread the good word, for [ More.. ]

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Hand writing: On Talking Data

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) counters the argument that the numbers speak for themselves: indeed they can, but they can also lie… In 2008, in an article [ More.. ]

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Feb 19, 2019

Meeting report: SPA-2018

The 40th Stochastic Processes and their Applications Conference, SPA-2018, took place June 11–15, 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sergei Zuyev, the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of SPA-2018, reports: Conferences [ More.. ]

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National Academy of Medicine new Members

IMS Fellow Xihong Lin was among those elected as members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the three United States Academies, along with Science and Engineering. Election [ More.. ]

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2018 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Applied Public Health Statistics section of the American Public Health Association has named Raphael Gottardo, a computational biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the winner of its 2018 [ More.. ]

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American Association for the Advancement of Science selects new Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has bestowed upon 416 of its members the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in [ More.. ]

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IMS Journals: new editors

Some of the IMS journals have new editors. Starting January 1, 2019, the Annals of Applied Probability will now have two Co-editors (like the Annals of Statistics has had). Therefore, [ More.. ]

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Nominate for 2019 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). Anyone can nominate [ More.. ]

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Childcare grants

Are you bringing a child to the next IMS Annual Meeting (i.e. JSM in Denver, July 27 – August 1, 2019)? Apply to the IMS Child Care Initiative, and the [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: US Elections, 2016, 2018, 2020

Anirban DasGupta writes: I thought it would be revealing and entertaining to look at the recently concluded US midterm election results and make some conclusions. Who is voting Republican? What [ More.. ]

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New group on the History of Statistics

Michael P. Cohen, American Institutes for Research, is a founding member of a new group, and he would like you to join him: The American Statistical Association (ASA) has a [ More.. ]

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Dec 14, 2018

Obituary: Frank Hampel, 1941–2018

Frank Rudolf Hampel, professor emeritus at ETH Zurich, passed away in Thalwil near Zurich, Switzerland, on October 2, at the age of 77. Frank Hampel was well known for his [ More.. ]

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Hand writing: Right, legitimate and proper? The new world of data ethics

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) has been thinking about the ethical, social and policy challenges associated with the rise and rise of “big data”: Data ethics seem [ More.. ]

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