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Professor Alan Welsh, Australian National University, has been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science for his highly original and insightful contributions to the advancement of statistics. Professor Welsh was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy (FAA) in 2007 (and an IMS Fellow in 1990). Alan Welsh has developed…

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Members Jay Bartroff, Larry Goldstein and Gary Lorden were chosen by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) to be the statisticians on a committee with physicists, engineers, and baseball experts studying MLB’s recent surge in home runs. The committee studied vast amounts of game data, performed laboratory tests on…

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The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog of the Society for Scholarly Publishing that brings together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presents them openly. In a recent post, Roger C. Schonfeld reported: “At ITHAKA’s Next Wave conference, leaders from academic societies, libraries, publishers, and other organizations…

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The United States National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting in October. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding…

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The Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) 2020 will be held on March 4–7, 2020, (Wednesday through Saturday) at Michigan State University (MSU), in East Lansing, MI, USA. As well as informal presentations by conference participants, there will be plenary talks by the following five invited speakers: Martin Barlow (Kai Lai…

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