IMS Awards: nominate or apply now

Tweedie New Researcher Award Richard Tweedie played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his [ More.. ]


XL-Files. Statistics vs Data Science: a 30-year-old prediction?

Xiao-Li Meng writes: Writing the last XL- Files on “Peter Hall of Fame” reminded me of a piece that I have wanted to write since attending Chin Long Chiang’s memorial [ More.. ]


Obituary: Theodore W. Anderson 1918–2016

Stanford Professor Emeritus Theodore W. “Ted” Anderson, a giant in mathematical statistics and econometrics, and a “prophet” of the era of big data, died of heart failure on September 17. [ More.. ]


Obituary: Emanuel Parzen 1929–2016

Professor Emanuel Parzen, a long time faculty member in the Statistics Department at Texas A&M University, and expert in signal detection theory and time series analysis, died on Saturday, February [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle Corner 16

Bulletin Editor Anirban DasGupta sets this problem. Student members of the IMS are invited to submit solutions (to with subject “Student Puzzle Corner”). The deadline is October 23, 2016. [ More.. ]


Student Puzzle 15: solution

Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Well done to Promit Ghosal (pictured below), at Columbia University, who sent a careful answer to this problem. Promit Ghosal The problem asked was the following. [ More.. ]


World Congress in Toronto

The World Congress in Probability and Statistics, which was hosted by the Fields Institute, Toronto, took place from July 11–15, 2016. There were over 350 participants. Program highlights included the [ More.. ]


Members’ News September 2016

Featuring news about William F. Eddy, C.F. Jeff Wu, Kaye Basford and Thomas Louis


IMS Special Lectures

IMS Special Lectures in 2017 The IMS sponsors several series of Special Invited Lectures, which are given by distinguished scientists at regular IMS meetings. The IMS Committee on Special Lectures [ More.. ]


Call for Nominations: COPSS Awards

The COPSS Awards are multi-society awards and as such, are presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings each year. In 2017, four awards will be presented: the Fisher Award and Lectureship, [ More.. ]


Profile: Susan Murphy

As we reported in the June/July issue, Susan Murphy was among five IMS Fellows elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences. We featured a profile of Larry Wasserman [ More.. ]

Sep 2, 2016

Data Wisdom for Data Science

Bin Yu, Departments of Statistics and EECS, University of California at Berkeley wrote this Invited note for (The Resource Portal for Big Data, New Data Management Technologies and Data [ More.. ]


MSC2020: Revising the Mathematics Subject Classification

Edward Dunne, the executive editor of Mathematical Reviews, and Klaus Hulek, Editor-in-Chief of zbMATH, are seeking your input: Mathematical Reviews (MR) and zbMATH cooperate in maintaining the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC), [ More.. ]


XL-Files: Peter Hall of Fame

Xiao-Li Meng writes: For many statisticians, “Peter Hall” is a synonym for prolificacy. In his 40 years of professional career since his PhD in 1976, Peter had published over 600 [ More.. ]


Women in Probability

Are you a woman working in probability and related fields? Tai Melcher, one of the organizers of the Women in Probability group, writes: Women in Probability is an organization for [ More.. ]



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