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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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Senegal course on Records Theory: foundation, estimation, prediction and characterization The Department of Applied Mathematics and LERSTAD (Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches en Statistiques et Développement) at the Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal) hosted an invited international course on Records Theory (foundation, estimation, prediction and characterization). This international post-graduate…

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The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2017 Rao Prize Conference on May 12, 2017, where three outstanding prize recipients were honored. The 2017 C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize recipient was Donald B. Rubin, the John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics at Harvard University. Paul R. Rosenbaum

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The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, which included the IMS Annual Meeting, took place from July 29 to August 3. There were over 6,000 participants from 52 countries, and more than 600 sessions. Among the IMS program highlights were the three Wald Lectures given by Emmanuel Candès, and…

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The ICM 2018 (August 1–9, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro) is organized under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union. Plenary speakers include Gregory Lawler and Michael Jordan. Also listed in the Probability and Statistics section are the following invited speakers: Allan Sly, Andrea Montanari, Bálint Tóth, Byeong U. Park,…

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