IMS Laha Awards announced

Thanks to a generous bequest from the late Professor Radha Govind Laha, IMS established the Laha Awards to provide funds for travel to present a paper at the IMS Annual [ More.. ]

May 17, 2012

IMS website: update your own records

Update your own member record The IMS website,, now offers members the facility to log in to their accounts and update their profiles. Please sign in at and [ More.. ]


Proposals and nominations

Call for Proposals for SAMSI Summer Programs and Workshops; Call for Nominations for NISS 2012 Jerome Sacks Award


IMS Elections open

Each year IMS holds elections so that its members can choose the next President-Elect of the Institute and people to represent them on IMS Council. The candidate for President-Elect is [ More.. ]


April/May 2012 Bulletin online now

The PDF version of the April/May 2012 IMS Bulletin is online now: download the complete PDF from the archives here.


2012 Tweedie Award: Huixia Wang

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Huixia Judy Wang as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Huixia received her PhD in 2006 from the University of [ More.. ]


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

The PDF version of the March 2012 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


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.



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