Nov 16, 2017

IMS Auditors’ letter and Financial Statements

A letter from the IMS auditors, Cuini and Panichi, Inc., appears in the December 2017 issue of the Bulletin. It refers to the Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending December [ More.. ]

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Stochastic Systems now an IMS-affiliated journal

Focusing on the interface of applied probability and operations research, Stochastic Systems is the flagship journal of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society and is published through a cooperative agreement between [ More.. ]

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Open-Source Software info

In the January/February 2015 issue, Hadley Wickham wrote a column called “Impact the world by being useful”. In it, he suggested that “the best way to impact the world as [ More.. ]

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Quo Vadis Data Science?

We in IMS must build the foundations of this emerging field Data science is at a crossroads. Will it become a fundamentally applied discipline, a collection of heuristics without any [ More.. ]

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Nov 16, 2017

Contribute to the IMS

Want to give something back? The IMS offers several opportunities for contributions to the society’s programs. You can contribute by credit card or check using the form at https://secure.imstat.org/secure/orders/donations.asp. The [ More.. ]

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Nov 16, 2017

Obituary: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, 1937–2017

J.K. Ghosh in 2010, during a trip to the Lake of Ozarks, MO. Photo: Jyotishka Datta Professor Jayanta K. Ghosh passed away on September 30; he was 80. J.K. Ghosh was [ More.. ]

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James (Jim) Hannan, 1922–2010

Some information on the life of James Hannan, whose widow’s legacy has created the Hannan Graduate Student Travel Awards (see cover article). James F. Hannan, Fellow of the IMS and [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 19 (and solution to Puzzle 18)

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.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Measurement

Since his childhood, Terry Speed has loved measurements. While the methods have changed, measurement still has a central role in science, and statistics.

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Alison Etheridge: President’s Message

Alison Etheridge is IMS President, 2017–18. She writes: Well, that was it. Jon Wellner handed over the gavel (and I rapidly handed it back to Elyse for safe keeping). Tati [ More.. ]

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Rao Prize Conference awards

The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2017 Rao Prize Conference on May 12, 2017, and honored three outstanding prize recipients (and IMS members). Donald B. Rubin, the John [ More.. ]

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Karen Kafadar Elected ASA President

Karen Kafadar, chair and commonwealth professor in the department of statistics at the University of Virginia, has been elected the American Statistical Association’s 114th President. She will serve a one-year [ More.. ]

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Walter A. Rosenkrantz passed away

Walter A. Rosenkrantz, who passed away September 19, 2017, was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He had spent over 30 [ More.. ]

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Nominate for Awards, Prizes

IMS Awards It’s time to think about nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators for these IMS awards: Tweedie award, Carver medal and IMS Fellowship. The Tweedie New Researcher Award funds [ More.. ]

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2017 Presidential Address: Teaching Statistics in the Age of Data Science

Jon A. Wellner gave his IMS Presidential Address at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore. In it, Jon reviewed the influence of data science and machine learning on the teaching [ More.. ]

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