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.. ]


Obituary: V.P. Godambe, 1926–2016

Vidyadhar P. Godambe, who died June 9, 2016, is recognized as a pioneer in the foundations of inference in survey sampling. He is also known for formulating and developing a [ More.. ]


Obituary: Paul Joyce, 1958–2016

It is with great sorrow that we share news of the death of Dr. Paul Joyce. Paul passed away in a car accident on April 22, 2016. He has been [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Principles

Terry Speed is taking a stand on principles. There’s a danger, as Oscar Wilde said, that if you lean on them too hard, “one day they’ll end up giving way.”


Student Puzzle Corner 15: Deadline extended

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 now September 8, [ More.. ]

Jul 14, 2016

October/November 2017 Bulletin now online

The PDF version of the October/November 2017 IMS Bulletin is online now: click the “latest issue” link in the bar above.


Your new Council members

We are pleased to confirm the results of the 2016 IMS Council elections. The President-Elect is Alison Etheridge. The five new Council members are Jean Bertoin, Songxi Chen, Elizaveta Levina, [ More.. ]



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