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Radu V. Craiu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He writes: This past summer I was asked in a Q&A session what I consider to be a “sexy” topic in statistics [1]. Not being able to speak about sexiness in front…

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Radu V. Craiu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He writes: These are interesting times for statistical science departments throughout the world. The demand for a statistician’s expertise is at an all-time high across a multitude of sectors: tech, finance, health…

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We in IMS must build the foundations of this emerging field Data science is at a crossroads. Will it become a fundamentally applied discipline, a collection of heuristics without any coherent mathematical underpinning? Or will a rigorous foundation lead to practical new tools and algorithms with provable properties? IMS members…

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Jan Swart is a research fellow at the Institute of Information Theory and Automatization, in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. He writes to share his experiences of co-organizing Learning Sessions, trialling a new format for sharing knowledge:   In four columns published in 2014 and 2015…

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Bin Yu, Departments of Statistics and EECS, University of California at Berkeley wrote this Invited note for http://odbms.org (The Resource Portal for Big Data, New Data Management Technologies and Data Science). We reprint it here with permission: In the era of big data, much of the research in academia and…

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