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Each year the IMS selects special named and medallion lectures. In 2020, there will be the Wald and Blackwell lectures, and eight medallion lectures, as well as two joint IMS/BS lectures, the Doob and Schramm lectures. At next year’s Joint Statistical Meetings (August 1–6, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA) there will…

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This year’s speaker at the 25th Pfizer Distinguished Statistician Series will be Professor Arthur P. Dempster from Harvard University. The colloquium will take place on October 23, 2019, in Storrs, CT. The interview will be conducted by Nan Laird (Harvard University), Ruobin Gong (Rutgers University), and Peng Ding (University of…

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The Carver Medal Committee of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Jean Opsomer to receive the 2019 Harry C. Carver Medal. The award is made in recognition of his outstanding contributions to IMS, especially through his steady service and guidance as two-term Treasurer of the IMS that put IMS…

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IMS Fellow Kathryn Roeder has been elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. NAS membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can…

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The American Statistical Association has announced its class of 2019 Fellows. Among the 59 distinguished colleagues elected this year for their professional contributions, leadership, and commitment to statistical science, 23 are IMS members, of whom seven are also IMS Fellows. Congratulations to: Gerda Claeskens, Keith Crank, Michael Fay, Michele Guindani,…

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