Meetings
We are pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2018 IMS New Researcher Travel Awards, who will be using their awards to travel to present a paper or a poster at four different IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meetings. Abhik Ghosh from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India will be…

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The International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018) takes place August 1–9, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (see http://www.icm2018.org/). The organizing committee have announced 21 plenary lectures, among which are two by IMS Fellows, Gregory Lawler and Michael I. Jordan (you can read the complete list here).…

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Coming up in 2018, we have a number of special lectures at IMS sponsored and co-sponsored meetings. Most of these will be delivered at the IMS Annual Meeting in Vilnius, held in conjunction with the 12th International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics (July 2–6, 2018). The…

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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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