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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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The 2017 Itô Prize is won by Adrián González Casanova, Noemi Kurt, Anton Wakolbinger and Linglong Yuan, for their paper entitled “An individual-based model for the Lenski experiment, and the deceleration of the relative fitness” published in Stochastic Processes and Their Applications. The Itô Prize honors the memory and celebrates…

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Shahjahan Khan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, reports on the workshop on Evidence-based Decision and Statistical Meta-Analysis with Application, sponsored by the Government of Brunei: The Department of Planning, Development and Research (DPDR) of the Ministry of Education, Government of Brunei Darussalam, organised a three-day workshop on Evidence-based Decision and…

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