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Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow was a leading figure in the field of economic theory. Although he passed away in 2017, we only learned of this more recently, in the compilation of the IMS Scientific Legacy Database. Arrow was an IMS Fellow, among his many honors. —- It is not…

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Saul Blumenthal, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, aged 82. Born in Philadelphia, Saul received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. After serving on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Rutgers, New York University, the University of Kentucky, and…

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IMS Fellow Hélène Menexia Massam, Professor of Statistics at York University, Toronto, died on August 22, 2020 at the age of 71. Née Kampouris, Hélène was born January 10, 1949 and grew up in Marseille, France. Soon after her admission to the École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud at the age…

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Xiangrong Yin, Professor of Statistics at the University of Kentucky, passed away suddenly on the afternoon of August 11th, 2020, at the age of 54. Xiangrong Yin was born in 1966 in Changxing, China. His conscientious and hardworking traits, combined with his passion for mathematics, led him to study at…

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Donald P. Gaver, Jr., was born on February 16, 1926 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He spent his childhood in St. Paul with his family including his sister Nancy. He attended the St. Paul Academy where he excelled in science and mathematics. He was encouraged to apply to MIT and was…

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