Jul 14, 2017

XL-Files: Why (good) statisticians tend to be happier

Contributing Editor Xiao-Li Meng writes: A good number of people have asked me about what have been the best and the worst parts of being a dean. Whereas the worst [ More.. ]


2017 Carver Award winner: Elyse Gustafson

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Elyse Gustafson as the recipient of this year’s Harry C. Carver Medal. The award is made for Elyse’s exceptional service and dedication as [ More.. ]


Francesca Dominici awarded 2016 Norwood Award

Francesca Dominici, Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Dean of Information Technology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, was honored with the [ More.. ]


National Academy of Science elects Maury Bramson

Maury D. Bramson, professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. [ More.. ]


Leonid Mytnik and Vlada Limic receive von Humboldt Award

IMS Bulletin Editor Vlada Limic writes: I am very happy to bring you news of Leonid Mytnik’s Humboldt-Forschungspreis. Leonid and I met, not entirely by chance, in Bamberg, Francony in [ More.. ]


Calls for nominations

Nominations are open for these three awards: the Sixteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences; the inaugural Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic [ More.. ]

May 15, 2017

Obituary: Charles M. Stein, 1920–2016

Charles M. Stein, one of the most original statisticians and probabilists of the 20th century died in Fremont, California on November 24th, 2016. Stein’s paradox showing the classical least squares [ More.. ]


2017 IMS Fellows

Congratulations to the 20 new IMS Fellows elected this year! They will be presented at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the Presidential Address and Awards session at [ More.. ]


Special Lectures in 2017

In the June/July 2017 Bulletin, we have previews of some of the special lectures featuring at various IMS meetings this year (with more previews in the next issue). This year [ More.. ]


COPSS Fisher Lecturer: Robert E. Kass

Robert E. (Rob) Kass is the Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University. Rob received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago in [ More.. ]


Wald Lectures: Emmanuel Candès

Emmanuel Candès is the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, and professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford University, where he currently chairs the Department of Statistics. Emmanuel’s work [ More.. ]


Schramm Lecture preview: Richard Kenyon

Richard Kenyon received his PhD from Princeton University in 1990 under the direction of William Thurston. After a postdoc at IHES, he held positions at CNRS in Grenoble, Lyon, and [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture preview: Takashi Kumagai

Takashi Kumagai studied at Kyoto University, where he defended his PhD thesis in 1994 (supervisor: Shinzo Watanabe). After working at Osaka University and Nagoya University, he went back to Kyoto [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture preview: Marta Sanz-Solé

Marta Sanz-Solé is a professor of Mathematics at the University of Barcelona. She is a member of the Institute of Catalan Studies and a Fellow of the IMS. Her research [ More.. ]


Medallion Lecture preview: Mark Girolami

Mark Girolami is an EPSRC Established Career Research Fellow (2012–2018) and was previously an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (2007–2012). He is the Director of the Lloyds Register Foundation Turing Programme [ More.. ]



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