Members’ News: April/May 2012

Featuring news items about Ming Yuan, Allan Sly, Sebastien Roch, CR Rao


Statistical Issues in Assessing Hospital Performance

COPSS-CMS white paper released The white paper “Statistical Issues in Assessing Hospital Performance” has been released. The paper was commissioned by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies at the [ More.. ]


Obituary: Franklin Graybill, 1921-2012

Franklin Arno Graybill, Professor Emeritus and founding Chair of the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at the age of 90. He is survived [ More.. ]


COPSS Fisher Lecturer: Roderick Little

Roderick Little to deliver Fisher Lecture: “In Praise of Simplicity, Not Mathematistry! Ten Simple, Powerful Ideas for the Statistical Scientist” John D. Kalbfleisch, and Ross L. Prentice, Chair of the [ More.. ]


Awards: nominate or apply now

AWM Humphreys Award Deadline: April 30, 2012 The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics has established a prize in memory of M. Gweneth Humphreys to recognize outstanding [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Oscars for Statistics?

Terry Speed wonders whether the Hollywood version of the statistical analysis of baseball, sabermetrics, in the film Moneyball does us any good…

Mar 25, 2012

Author Identity and Open Bibliography

Jim Pitman writes about the increasing importance of author identity in the online universe, to allow authors due credit for their work, to assist researchers in navigating the vast universe of bibliographic data, and to facilitate collaborations between authors with similar or complementary interests. But what can YOU do?


March 2012 Bulletin online now

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World Congress: funding update

The eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics, which includes the 2012 IMS Annual Meeting, will be held July 9–14, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Congress organizers are pleased to announce new sources of funding.


Members’ News: March 2012

Featuring news items about Peter Glynn, Michael Waterman, Claudia Neuhauser, George Casella, Dipak Dey, Wing Kam Fung, Sastry Pantula, Xiaotong Shen, Sudipto Banerjee, Jiti Gao, Stefano Iacus, Ranjan Maitra, Axel Munk, Haiyan Wang, Judith Rousseau


IMS Journal News: AOS, AAP, EJP, ECP

New Editors for Annals of Statistics Peter Hall and Runze Li will serve as Editors of The Annals of Statistics for the three-year term January 1, 2013 to December 31, [ More.. ]


Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics special issue

The Editors of the IMS-supported journal Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics issue a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue: We are pleased to announce a special issue [ More.. ]


Spiegelman Award call for nominations

The Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2012 Mortimer Spiegelman Award honoring a statistician, 40 years of age or younger, who has made [ More.. ]


Rick’s Ramblings: Models. Behaving. Badly.

Celeb culture? Gossip? No, Rick Durrett is reviewing Emanuel Derman’s book on mathematical models in finance.

Feb 16, 2012

Obituary: Johannes Kemperman, 1924–2011

Johannes H.B. Kemperman’s research and teaching career of 50 years included ten years at Purdue, 25 years at the University of Rochester, and ten years at Rutgers. During this time [ More.. ]



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