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IMS Fellow Jordan Stoyanov (Newcastle University, UK, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Shandong University, China) is seeking your involvement in finding agreement on a set of rules for distinct and recognizable notations and abbreviations for writings in Probability and Statistics. Download his article here.…

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Will Eagan was one of the winners of the 2020 IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award (he graduated from Purdue with his PhD in December 2020, and is now a Principal Biostatistician at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals). He wrote to share two pieces of advice he was given as a grad student:…

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Librarian Margaret Fulford and Professor Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto, write: The Institute for Mathematical Statistics (IMS) produces four flagship “Annals” research journals: The Annals of Statistics, of Probability, of Applied Probability, and of Applied Statistics. This led us to wonder which authors have accomplished the “Quadfecta” of publishing…

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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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Ruobin Gong is Assistant Professor of Statistics at Rutgers University. Her research interests lie at the theoretical foundations of Bayesian and generalized Bayesian methodologies, statistical modeling, inference, and computation with differentially private data, and ethical implications of aspects of modern data science. Ruobin received her PhD in statistics from Harvard…

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