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Douglas Simpson was appointed as the Associate Director of the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) on August 1, 2020. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1985, serving as chair of the department from 2000–19. In…

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Nike Sun, associate professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2020 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, awarded every other year by the Bernoulli Society. The prize is awarded to a single individual for outstanding research in the field of probability, and who is at the beginning…

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ISI marks the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science Join the International Statistical Institute, ISI, in celebrating the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science (#IYWSDS) from May 2020 through July 2021. The IYWSDS was launched on 12 May 2020 with commemorating the 200th anniversary…

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Rina Foygel Barber is Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago. Before starting at University of Chicago, she was an NSF postdoctoral fellow during 2012–13 in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University, supervised by Emmanuel Candès. She received her PhD in Statistics at the University…

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Professor Sir Martin Hairer has won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Professor Hairer, Imperial College London, is recognised “for transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory of regularity structures in stochastic partial differential equations.” He receives US$3 million and a trophy, to be presented at…

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