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We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 IMS Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Award: Xin Bing, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Cornell University; Ilmun Kim, Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (previously a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon); and Yichen Zhang, Krannert School of…

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Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among those chosen this year were two IMS Fellows, Andrew Gelman (Columbia University) and Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard University). [Xiao-Li describes Andy…

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This June, the WNAR–IMS–JR (Japanese Region) meeting that was due to take place in Anchorage, Alaska, was canceled because of the pandemic. However, WNAR was committed to supporting student researchers and so the student paper competition still went ahead, with 24 students participating. One of the winners in the written…

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In its 2020 competition for the US and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded its Fellowships to artists, scientists, and scholars, chosen from some 3,000 applicants. Only one fellowship was awarded this year in Applied Mathematics (none in Mathematics or Statistics this year): to our contributing editor,…

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IMS Council recently approved the appointment of John Aston as statistics editor for the successful IMS–Cambridge University Press book series, IMS Monographs and IMS Textbooks (https://imstat.org/journals-and-publications/ims-monographs/) for a three-year term starting January 1, 2021. He takes over from Xuming He, and joins Nancy Reid (coordinating editor, 2018–2021), Ramon…

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