New group on the History of Statistics

Michael P. Cohen, American Institutes for Research, is a founding member of a new group, and he would like you to join him: The American Statistical Association (ASA) has a [ More.. ]

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Dec 14, 2018

Obituary: Frank Hampel, 1941–2018

Frank Rudolf Hampel, professor emeritus at ETH Zurich, passed away in Thalwil near Zurich, Switzerland, on October 2, at the age of 77. Frank Hampel was well known for his [ More.. ]

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Hand writing: Right, legitimate and proper? The new world of data ethics

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) has been thinking about the ethical, social and policy challenges associated with the rise and rise of “big data”: Data ethics seem [ More.. ]

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IMS awards: nominate or apply now

There is still time to nominate your outstanding colleagues and collaborators IMS Fellowship or for the Carver medal. A candidate for the IMS Fellowship [see Philip Protter’s article here]shall have [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 23

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to bulletin@imstat.org with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is January 25, 2019. [ More.. ]

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Nov 15, 2018

Renew your IMS membership by December 31 and save 10%

Check the rates and add discounted joint memberships with other societies—now including the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics and the New England Statistical Society, as well as INFORMS/Applied Probability [ More.. ]

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Bradley Efron receives International Prize in Statistics

The International Prize in Statistics is awarded to Bradley Efron, Professor of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in [ More.. ]

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Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series resumes with Grace Wahba

Haim Bar & Dipak K. Dey, University of Connecticut, report: After a six-year hiatus, this year we renewed the Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series. With generous funding from Pfizer, the American [ More.. ]

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Michael Jordan and Bin Yu selected for Chan–Zuckerberg Research Awards

IMS Fellows Michael I. Jordan (UC Berkeley) and Bin Yu (UC Berkeley) are working on two of the six projects that have just received a highly selective Chan–Zuckerberg Intercampus Research [ More.. ]

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Nov 15, 2018

Steve Fienberg’s widow in mass shooting

We are deeply saddened to report that Steve Fienberg’s widow, Joyce, was among the 11 people murdered on October 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA. She [ More.. ]

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Nominate for IMS Awards

There is still time to consider who to nominate for these distinguished IMS awards. Nominations are open for the following IMS Awards for 2019: • Tweedie New Researcher Award, deadline [ More.. ]

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The world is loving us (almost surely). Can we love back, passionately?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the world’s new-found interest in and demand for statistics, IMS President Xiao-Li Meng has a call to arms:   “I teach statistics” used to be [ More.. ]

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Seeking Novelty in Data Sciences

Juan C. Meza is Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the US National Science Foundation. IMS President Xiao-Li Meng invited him to share some opportunities to reach out [ More.. ]

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Nov 15, 2018

There’s fun in thinking just one step more

Ruobin Gong, Rutgers University, writes: Suppose that you and a group of friends play the following game. Everybody guesses an integer between 1 and 100. You win by getting closest [ More.. ]

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Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize: update and nominations

Peter Hall played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. To memorialize Peter in a manner that matched his [ More.. ]

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