Mar 31, 2016

Obituary: Peter Gavin Hall, 1951–2016

On 9 January 2016, in Melbourne, Australia, the statistics community lost one of its greatest statisticians. Peter Hall was born in Sydney, Australia, to William Hall and distinguished radio astronomer [ More.. ]

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Calls for Nominations

First International Prize in Statistics Nominations are open for the first International Prize in Statistics, to be awarded at the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech in July, 2017. The [ More.. ]

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Tweedie Award winner: Alexandre Bouchard-Côté

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Alexandre Bouchard-Côté as the winner of the 2016 Tweedie New Researcher Award. Alexandre received his PhD in 2010 from the University of California, [ More.. ]

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Medallion lecture preview: Gerda Claeskens

  Gerda Claeskens is professor of statistics at KU Leuven in Belgium. She obtained her PhD degree in 1999 from the University of Hasselt. Before joining KU Leuven in 2004, [ More.. ]

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Vlada’s Point: Peer Review I — Perspectives

Contributing Editor Vlada Limic has been frustrated by the peer review process: If you are reading this, chances are that peer review is regularly on your mind. It is in [ More.. ]

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IMS books in Project Euclid bookstore

Did you know that Project Euclid sells selected volumes of IMS books? The following books (all softcover/paperback) are available to order from the Project Euclid bookstore, at http://services.projecteuclid.org/ IMS Lecture [ More.. ]

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Terence’s Stuff: Four funerals and a tribute

A recent spate of funerals has made Terry Speed think about how we can pay tribute to our esteemed colleagues before it’s too late…

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Peter Hall, 1951–2016

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Peter Gavin Hall on January 9, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. He was 64. During the past four decades [ More.. ]

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Emanuel (Manny) Parzen: 1929–2016

IMS Fellow Emanuel Parzen, a respected figure in signal detection theory and time series analysis who, with Murray Rosenblatt, introduced the use of kernel density estimation (the so-called “Parzen window”), [ More.. ]

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Xihong Lin, Peter Diggle speakers at ENAR

The 2016 ENAR Spring Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 6–9. The meeting brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, connected through a common [ More.. ]

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Feb 19, 2016

Letter to the Editor

A Commentary on “The Kids Are Alright: Divide by n when estimating variance,” by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, IMS Bulletin (December 2015), Vol. 44, No. 8, Page 9 Dear Editor Professor [ More.. ]

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Introducing the New Researchers Group

Alexander Volfovsky writes: For more than twenty years (with a gap year here and there) the IMS has been hosting the Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability immediately [ More.. ]

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Student Puzzle Corner 13: deadline now April 15

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 now April 15, [ More.. ]

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Solution to Student Puzzle Corner 12

Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Well done to Lu Mao (pictured below), of the department of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who sent a carefully written [ More.. ]

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Feb 17, 2016

IMS Bulletin printed issue

As you may have noticed if you are a member, the IMS has reintroduced sending the printed IMS Bulletin to all members. Before now, you had to opt-in to receive [ More.. ]

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