Pro Bono Statistics: Statistics in the Public Interest

Yoram Gat, one of our new Contributing Editors, describes himself in his blog (also called Pro Bono Statistics) like this: “I am a statistician and software engineer, living in Israel. [ More.. ]

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Donors to IMS Funds: Thank you all!

The IMS has eight funds that are open to contributions, detailed below. The Institute would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the IMS. If you [ More.. ]

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Meeting report: Evidence-based Decision and Meta-Analysis

Shahjahan Khan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, reports on the workshop on Evidence-based Decision and Statistical Meta-Analysis with Application, sponsored by the Government of Brunei: The Department of Planning, Development [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: It Exists!

Once again Terry Speed is discovering that it’s never too late to learn new things in statistics

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Cox and Efron’s BBVA Award

Sir David Cox and Bradley Efron have been awarded the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category. The €400,000 award is shared for their development [ More.. ]

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Introducing new Contributing Editors

New IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: We are delighted to welcome to the Bulletin’s team of Contributing Editors the following “new faces”: Yoram Gat (Google Israel) Takis Konstantopoulos (Uppsala [ More.. ]

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White House recognizes Emily Fox with Presidential Early Career Award

Emily Fox, Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, University of Washington, has been selected to receive a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the [ More.. ]

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Feb 16, 2017

IMS Elections 2017

The annual elections are taking place for the next IMS President and six places in the IMS Council. We introduce the candidates in the March 2017 IMS Bulletin and at [ More.. ]

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David J Finney turns 100

Congratulations to IMS Fellow, Professor David Finney, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 16 December 2016. David Finney pioneered the development of systems monitoring drug safety; his work has greatly [ More.. ]

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Edsel Peña is new IMS Executive Secretary

We are pleased to announce the next Executive Secretary will be Edsel Peña. Edsel is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. [ More.. ]

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Alastair Scott receives Royal Society of New Zealand’s Jones Medal

IMS Fellow Alastair Scott has been awarded the Jones Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) for his lifetime contribution to statistics. The medal selection committee acknowledged that [ More.. ]

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Statistical Methods of Gravitational-Wave Detection and Astrophysics

This article is written by Chris Pankow (Northwestern University), Will M. Farr (University of Birmingham, AL) and Ben Farr (University of Chicago). Richard A. Davis, IMS Past President, explains: “Last [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 17 (and solution to SPC16)

Contributing 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 April 20, 2017. — After [ More.. ]

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XL-Files: 2016, In Memory and In Memoriam

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: “How could that happen?” was perhaps the question of the year for 2016. Other than a small percentage of perceptive minds, which I hope include [ More.. ]

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Awards nominations

Mortimer Spiegelman Award The Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award, which honors a statistician below the [ More.. ]

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