IMS Bulletin
The purpose of the new COPSS Leadership Academy is to recognize early-career statistical scientists who show evidence of and potential for leadership and who will help shape and strengthen the field. Members are selected based on outstanding contributions to the field of statistical science in one or more of the…

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The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies has announced the recipients of its awards for 2021 (apart from the winner of the Presidents’ Award, as this is announced in the COPSS session at JSM every year.) The winner of the F.N. David Award and Lectureship is Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State…

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Nicholas P. Jewell has been honored with the ASA’s 2021 Nathan Mantel Award, given every two years to a researcher for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. Nicholas is Chair of Biostatistics & Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene…

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The Royal Statistical Society’s Research Prize for 2021 is awarded to Chengchun Shi for his impressive contributions to the statistical analysis of complex data. Of particular note is his paper “Maximin projection learning for optimal treatment decision with heterogeneous individualized treatment effects” (co-authored with Rui Song, Wenbin Lu and Bo…

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Anirban DasGupta writes: Sreekumar Nambiar and I graduated the same year from the ISI in Calcutta. A few months ago, as we were shooting the breeze, Sreekumar asked if tea is more of a common man’s drink than coffee. I didn’t know. But it reignited in me that folklore that…

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