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Royal Society’s Faraday Prize and Lecture The UK’s Royal Society has selected Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS as their Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture winner 2020, “for bringing key insights from the disciplines of statistics and probability vividly home to the public at large, and to key decision-makers, in entertaining…

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The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the Japan Statistical Society (JSS) jointly created the Akaike Memorial Lecture Award to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the late Dr. Hirotugu Akaike, who greatly influenced a wide range of research by proposing the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) and establishing a novel paradigm…

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Looking to stay up to date on developments in health care technology around the world? The American Statistical Association is sponsoring The Pod of Asclepius, a new podcast where data scientists, statisticians, engineers, and regulatory experts discuss the technical challenges in their healthcare domain. We have over 20 episodes…

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Nick Fisher, University of Sydney & ValueMetrics Australia, is coordinator of IDSSP, an international cooperative venture to create a framework for teaching Data Science in high schools, and to teach their teachers how to deliver the curriculum. He explains: What is Data Science? Twenty years ago, the term ‘Data Science’…

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Yuval Peres recalls hearing the following story from Shizuo Kakutani in 1991, when he was a postdoc at Yale. He relates: “Once, during 1960, Paul Erdős was visiting the US, and he stayed at Aryeh Dvoretzky’s NYC apartment. One day, Shizuo Kakutani drove from Yale to see them. After a…

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