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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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Douglas Simpson was appointed as the Associate Director of the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) on August 1, 2020. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1985, serving as chair of the department from 2000–19. In…

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David Madigan writes: The Association of Computing Machinery and the IMS have formed a joint venture to bring together researchers and practitioners to address foundational data science challenges in prediction, inference, fairness, ethics and the future of data science. Following the successful Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science…

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Inaugural COPSS–NISS Webinar on the Statistics of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials “standing-room only” Glenn Johnson from NISS reports: How many people are interested in understanding and interpreting findings of the early results of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy trials? Lots! How many people can you get into a Zoom webinar? More than you…

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Members of the Bernoulli Society’s Young Researchers Committee — Imma Curato, Sandro Gallo and Zhenhua Lin — interviewed Leif Döring, who acted as chair of the organizing committee of the first Bernoulli–IMS One World Symposium, which took place online August 24–28, replacing the World Congress in Seoul, which is…

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