IMS Bulletin
Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen passed away on June 26, 2022, in Aarhus after a short period of illness. He was born in Copenhagen on March 18, 1935. He made vast contributions in several fields of knowledge, including statistics, probability, econometrics, and theoretical physics. The velocity at which the sad news of…

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Bert Fristedt died in his sleep on July 18, 2020, at the age of 83.  Bert was born on April 8, 1937 in Minneapolis. He spent his entire life in Minnesota, with the exception of his time in graduate school and one year each at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and…

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Armchair expert Anirban DasGupta has been thinking about political predictions in the US midterm elections. He writes:  With the midterm elections in the US just around the corner and the next general election not too far away, political analysts and also common people are thinking about which factors influence the…

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Please visit https://community.amstat.org/copss/home for details of eligibility and nomination requirements for all these awards. Please send nominations (preferably by e-mail in PDF format) to the committee chairs by December 15, 2022. Presidents’ Award The Presidents’ Award is presented annually to a young member of one of the participating societies…

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Contributing Editor Radu Craiu (University of Toronto) writes: This Summer’s spirit was airborne. And by that I don’t mean that it went up in smoke, European heatwaves notwithstanding, but rather that it was a summer of freedom—an imponderable feeling that is, alas, most relished when it is seriously threatened. I…

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