IMS Bulletin
As you will have noticed, 2020 has been an unusual year for conferences and speakers! Many events that were scheduled for 2020 will now be happening in 2021 (or even 2022), as you can see in the calendar at the back of the Bulletin, or on the IMS website at…

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has awarded its Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience to Emery N. Brown, Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT. IMS Fellow Emery Brown, who is a member of The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Institute…

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Nearly 500 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science have earned the lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow. AAAS Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The title recognizes important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering…

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The three-year term of the Annals of Probability editor, Amir Dembo, ends December 31, 2020. The IMS Committee to Select Editors recommended the appointment of Alice Guionnet and Christophe Garban as co-editors of the journal, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023. Alice Guionnet is a CNRS Research Director…

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Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto, writes a guest column: In the recent U.S. presidential election, public opinion polls indicated that Joe Biden would defeat Donald Trump handily. His actual victory was much tighter than expected — a popular vote margin about half of the predicted 8–10%, and narrow victories…

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