2018 WNAR/IMS Meeting

The Western North American Region of The International Biometric Society (WNAR) jointly holds an annual meeting with IMS. Megan Othus reports from the most recent meeting, in June: The 2018 [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 22

The Student Puzzle Corner contains problems in statistics or probability. Solving them may require a literature search. Student IMS members are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student [ More.. ]


Richard Gibbens (1962–2018)

British mathematician and computer scientist Richard Gibbens has died, following a short illness. He was 56. Richard’s research interests included the mathematical modelling of networks especially communication, road transport and [ More.. ]


Treasurer’s Report 2017

The IMS Treasurer, Zhengjun Zhang, presents the report of the Institute’s finances. The report details membership and subscription data for calendar year end 2017. You can download the report as [ More.. ]


President Xiao-Li Meng’s Message: IMS–Younger, Broader, and Deeper

Xiao-Li Meng is the IMS President for 2018–19. He writes: No vibrant society would want as its president someone who feels entitled to the honor, or treats it as an [ More.. ]


New ASA Fellows recognised at JSM 2018 ceremony

The American Statistical Association elected 60 new Fellows this year, among whom are 16 IMS members and/or Fellows: Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Moulinath Banerjee, Aurore Delaigle, Peter David Hoff, Bing-Yi Jing, Christina [ More.. ]


Fox School, Temple University, appoints Rubin and Airoldi

IMS Fellow Don Rubin, IMS member Edo Airoldi, and Vishesh Karwa, have all joined the Department of Statistical Science at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Donald B. Rubin, professor [ More.. ]


Mike West to give second Akaike Memorial Lecture

In May of 2016, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the Japan Statistical Society (JSS) jointly created the Akaike Memorial Lecture Award to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the [ More.. ]


Richard De Veaux elected ASA Vice-President

Richard De Veaux, professor of statistics at Williams College, has been elected as the American Statistical Association’s Vice-President. His term begins January 1, 2019. He will serve alongside Wendy Martinez, [ More.. ]


IMS Vilnius meeting

The 12th International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics and the 2018 IMS Annual Meeting took place July 2–6, 2018, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Organizing Committee co-chairs, Remigijus [ More.. ]


Hand writing: Administrative Data

Contributing Editor David Hand, Imperial College London, examines some of the pitfalls of administrative data (information collected primarily for business or organizational, not research, purposes): A great deal of statistical [ More.. ]


Undergraduate Data Science: Opportunities and Options

Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) was a co-author of the recent National Academies consensus study report that is available for free download from https://nas.edu/envisioningds. He writes: Recent years have seen the [ More.. ]

Sep 1, 2018

Growing Pains and Gains in Statistics, the Toronto Way

Radu V. Craiu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He writes: These are interesting times for statistical science departments throughout the [ More.. ]


Thriyambakam Krishnan: 1937–2018

Anirban DasGupta, Purdue University, writes: Thriyambakam Krishnan, former Dean of Academic Studies and Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, passed away in Chennai, India on July 4; he was 81. [ More.. ]


Stochastic Systems: An Update

Shane Henderson (Cornell University) is Editor-in-Chief of Stochastic Systems, an IMS-affiliated journal. He writes: After more than six years being published through a cooperative agreement between the IMS and the [ More.. ]



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