COPSS Awards

In the last issue, we reported on the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) awards, presented at its annual ceremony at JSM in Miami Beach on August 3 by [ More.. ]


Members’ News: October/November 2011

Featuring news about SRS Varadhan, Emery Brown, Wayne Fuller, Nat Schenker, J.T.Gene Hwang, Runze Li, Deborah A. Nolan, Dimitris Politis, Donglin Zeng, Hongtu Zhu, Keith Baggerly, Tianxi Cai, James J. Cochran, Paul A. Gustafson, J. Michael Hardin, Dominique Haughton, Alan Hutson, Patricia A. Jacobs, Zhezhen Jin, Grace E. Kissling, Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy, Kenneth L. Lange, Peter J. Lenk, Faming Liang, Aiyi Liu, Ying Lu, Ranjan Maitra, Jeffrey S. Morris, Christopher Nachtsheim, J. Sunil Rao, Jerome P. Reiter, Venkatraman E. Seshan, Thomas A. Severini, Julia Volaufova, Lijian Yang, James Rosenberger, Jessica Utts, Daniela Witten, Genevera Allen, Qunhua Li, Jessica Minnier, Layla Parast, Sihai Dave Zhao, Nick Horton, Paul Meier

Oct 2, 2011

Workshop on Probability and Statistics in Finance

The Workshop on Probability and Statistics in Finance, sponsored by the IMS special interest group on “Finance: Probability and Statistics” (FPS) and the Statistics Department of Columbia University, took place [ More.. ]


President’s Welcome

IMS President, Ruth Williams, writes this introductory message, in which she informs readers about some of the ongoing and upcoming activities of the IMS, and encourages your participation. Our discipline [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Speaking, reading, writing

Terry Speed knows the importance of good communication. He is inspired by a beautiful little book by R.D. Richardson: on Emerson, on writing


Rick’s Ramblings: Writing an NSF proposal with New Broader Impacts

Rick Durrett, Jedi Master of proposal-writing, writes some instructions for the Younglings, including the NSF’s revised broader impacts criterion.


Obituary: Patrick Billingsley, 1925–2011

Patrick Billingsley, scholar, writer, and actor, died Friday, April 22 at the age of 85. He is survived by his children Franny, Patty, Julie, Marty and Paul, and by his [ More.. ]


Obituary: Anatolii Skorokhod, 1930–2011

The world’s mathematical community lost one of its most prominent members when Professor Anatolii Vladimirovich Skorokhod died on January 3, 2011. Anatolii Skorokhod was born on September 10, 1930 in [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Berkeley & Indian Statistics

Anirban DasGupta reminisces on the fond relationships that have developed over the years between statisticians from India and UC Berkeley.


Project Euclid Receives 2011 PAM Division Award

Project Euclid—the premier platform and information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers—received the 2011 Division Award from the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division of the Special Libraries Association. Given [ More.. ]


COPSS Awards 2011

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies announced its awards, presented at its annual ceremony at JSM in Miami Beach on August 3 by COPSS president Xihong Lin. The winner [ More.. ]


IMS Presidential Address by Peter Hall

“Ranking Our Excellence,” or “Assessing Our Quality,” or Whatever…   One of the final responsibilities of each IMS President is to deliver a Presidential Address at the IMS annual meeting. [ More.. ]



The Institute of Mathematical Statistics held its 74th annual meeting at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami’s South Beach, from July 30 to August 4, 2011. The IMS highlights at [ More.. ]


Members’ News: September 2011

Featuring news items about Christian Genest, CR Rao, Joe Glaz, Xuming He, Jean-Pierre Fouque, and Craig A. Tracy


Terence’s Stuff: Gender Equity

Terry Speed believes that gender equity is not just desirable but possible and beneficial—but it is not an easy journey…



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