Member news
The UK Government announced that two IMS Fellows, Peter Donnelly and Sylvia Richardson, have been included in the The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Peter Donnelly, Chief Executive of Genomics plc, and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford, received a knighthood (making him Professor Sir Peter Donnelly FRS),…

Keep reading

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has named Daniela Witten, professor in statistics and biostatistics at the University of Washington and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics, the winner of the 2019 Mortimer Spiegelman Award. This award honors a statistician who has made outstanding contributions to statistical methodology…

Keep reading

Hadley Wickham wins the prestigious 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio, is the recipient of the 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award. This award is presented annually to a young member of one of the participating societies of COPSS in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of…

Keep reading

In 2015 Paul Shaman wrote about the history of IMS Fellows, and included an extensive list of their other achievements. A few years have passed, so we now present an update to that list: Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Ragnar A. Frisch 1969 Kenneth J. Arrow 1972 Tjalling C.…

Keep reading

The American Philosophical Society has announced its newest class of members, among whom is David L. Donoho, Professor of Statistics and Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. David Donoho has made fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational statistics, as well as…

Keep reading