Meeting report: Senegal course on Records Theory

Senegal course on Records Theory: foundation, estimation, prediction and characterization The Department of Applied Mathematics and LERSTAD (Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches en Statistiques et Développement) at the Université Gaston [ More.. ]


Meeting report: 2017 Rao Prize Conference

The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2017 Rao Prize Conference on May 12, 2017, where three outstanding prize recipients were honored. The 2017 C. R. and Bhargavi Rao [ More.. ]



Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng has attended some great meetings, with exotic acronyms, over the summer. He writes: No, these are not Chinglish or Pinyin. If you haven’t heard of ISIPTA-ECSQARU, [ More.. ]


JSM 2017 in Baltimore

The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, which included the IMS Annual Meeting, took place from July 29 to August 3. There were over 6,000 participants from 52 countries, [ More.. ]


2017 ASA Fellows recognised at JSM ceremony

The American Statistical Association elected 62 new Fellows this year, among whom are the following IMS members: Mariza de Andrade, Professor of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic Foundation William B. Fairley, Senior [ More.. ]


International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 Plenary Speakers announced

The ICM 2018 (August 1–9, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro) is organized under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union. Plenary speakers include Gregory Lawler and Michael Jordan. Also listed [ More.. ]


David Allison to Head Indiana University School of Public Health

IMS Fellow David B. Allison has been appointed dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Allison, former associate dean for research and science in [ More.. ]


Mike Cohen MAA’s representative-at-large

Longtime IMS member Michael P. Cohen has been elected representative-at-large for business, industry and government, to the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Congress with three-year term beginning February 1, 2018. [ More.. ]


International Prize in Statistics presented to David Cox

As we previously reported, IMS Fellow Sir David Cox was named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The prize was presented to Cox via video link at [ More.. ]


Nominate for 2018 COPSS awards

Nominations are being sought for the following COPSS awards, which will be presented at the 2018 JSM in Vancouver, Canada (July 28–August 2, 2018). The R.A. Fisher Award and Lectureship [ More.. ]


2017 COPSS Awards

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) presents awards annually to honor statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics. For 2017, four awards were presented [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: The State of the World, in a few lines

We’re pleased to bring back Anirban’s Angle, a column from Anirban DasGupta. Acknowledgements: Jim Berger, Burgess Davis, Dominique Picard, Sara van de Geer, Hao Zhang. — Although my background and [ More.. ]

Aug 30, 2017

Obituary: Joseph M. Hilbe 1944–2017

  Joseph M. Hilbe, born in Los Angeles, California (December 30, 1944), passed away at his home on March 12, 2017. He was an American statistician and philosopher, the founding [ More.. ]


Students too puzzled?

Calling student members: was the latest problem in the Student Puzzle Corner too puzzling? There’s still time to send your solutions to this problem on deconvolution. The deadline is September [ More.. ]


Hugo Duminil-Copin Awarded 2017 Loève Prize

The 2017 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability is awarded to Hugo Duminil-Copin of IHES Paris and University of Geneva. The prize, which carries a monetary award of [ More.. ]



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