Obituary
Joan Eliot Raup Rosenblatt, a fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association and former President of the Women’s Caucus of the ASA, died in Rockville, Maryland on 5 December 2018 at the age of 92. Her distinguished career in public service includes four decades…

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We are sad to report that David Hinkley, IMS Fellow and emeritus professor at UC Santa Barbara, passed away January 11. David, who was born in England, received his PhD at Imperial College London in 1969; he was a professor of statistics at the University of Minnesota, the University of…

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Frank Rudolf Hampel, professor emeritus at ETH Zurich, passed away in Thalwil near Zurich, Switzerland, on October 2, at the age of 77. Frank Hampel was well known for his fundamental contributions to robust statistics, in particular for the introduction of the basic concepts of influence function and breakdown point.…

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We are deeply saddened to report that Steve Fienberg’s widow, Joyce, was among the 11 people murdered on October 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA. She was 75. Former IMS President Steve Fienberg passed away almost two years ago: https://imstat.org/2017/04/obituary-stephen-e-fienberg-1942-2016/. Our thoughts are with Joyce’s…

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British mathematician and computer scientist Richard Gibbens has died, following a short illness. He was 56. Richard’s research interests included the mathematical modelling of networks especially communication, road transport and energy networks. He was a Reader at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and had just been promoted to a…

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