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Adel Daoud is the host and organizer of a new podcast series, The Journeys of Scholars. He writes: Many of us academics are fascinated by the pursuit of academic excellence and mastery, yet it can remain a puzzle how to achieve this pursuit optimally. There exist many scholarly and popular…

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The laureates of the first Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics received their awards in a ceremony at the University of Leuven, Belgium, on October 12th: you can see the photos, videos and slides at https://rousseeuwprize.org/ceremony. Our columnist David J. Hand, Imperial College London, chaired the international selection committee, and…

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Assemble your team! We are pleased to announce that Eurostat is organising the European Statistics Awards Programme, with competitions in the fields of nowcasting and web intelligence. By “nowcasting” we mean the forecasting of statistical indicators with extremely tight timeliness – typically before the reference period is over. Nowcasting methods…

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In May 2016, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the Japan Statistics Society (JSS) jointly launched the Akaike Memorial Lecture Award program. The purpose of this award is to commemorate the achievements of the late Dr. Hirotugu Akaike, who established a novel paradigm to evaluate the predictive accuracy of…

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The Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) and the Portuguese Statistical Association (SPE) are proud to announce the launching of the International Day for Women in Statistics and Data Science (IDWSDS) with its first annual celebration event on October 11, 2022 (the second Tuesday of October in UTC time). We…

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