IMS Bulletin
Each year, at the end of their term, the IMS President gives an address at the Annual Meeting. The 2021–22 President, Krzysztof Burdzy, gave the following address at the IMS Annual Meeting in London in June. My presidential address is risqué… I am going to talk about a narrow…

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The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has elected 120 members and 30 international members at the conclusion of the Academy’s 159th Annual Meeting in May 2022. Among those elected this year were:  Amir Dembo, professor of mathematics and statistics and the Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor of Quantitative Science,…

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Alain-Sol Sznitman (ETH Zurich) is the recipient of the 2022 Blaise Pascal Medal in Mathematics. The European Academy of Sciences established the Blaise Pascal Medal in 2003 to recognize outstanding scientists who have demonstrated personal contributions to science and technology and the promotion of excellence in research and education. Up…

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The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies presented its awards at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The COPSS Presidents’ Award was given to Daniela Witten: you can read an interview with her by Amita Manatunga and Maya Sternberg here. The other awards were presented to Madhu Mazumdar (the Elizabeth

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IMS Fellow Marc Hallin, professor emeritus at the Université libre de Bruxelles, was honored recently with the Pierre-Simon de Laplace Prize, the highest scientific distinction awarded by the French Statistical Society (Société française de Statistique, SfS). It is awarded every three years.  Pascal Massart writes, “A prominent figure of…

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