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Ken Russell’s death, on 16 July 2019, ended a passionate involvement with the discipline of Statistics that lasted almost 50 years. It is not unusual for people to have a passion for (some of) what they do. But very few would wear the mantle of Passionate Statistician as well as…

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Editor’s note: IMS Fellow Roger Farrell died in September 2017, but it’s recently come to light that we did not publish an obituary. The following appeared in the Cornell Chronicle in October 2017, and is reproduced with permission. Roger H. Farrell, professor emeritus of mathematics, died September 28, 2017, at…

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Tom Liggett passed away May 12, 2020 in Los Angeles. Tom was the editor of the Annals of Probability from 1985–87, gave the Wald Lectures in 1996, and was elected to the National Academy in 2008. He is best known for his two books on interacting particle systems. Rick Durrett…

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Richard Mansfield Dudley, MIT professor emeritus of mathematics, died on January 19 at the age of 81. Born on July 28, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dick Dudley completed a BA from Harvard University, summa cum laude, in 1959. He wrote a doctoral dissertation at Princeton University under two advisors, Gilbert…

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Shartchandra Shankar Shrikhande, IMS Fellow and well known combinatorial mathematician, passed away on April 21 at his residence in India. He was 102. S.S. Shrikhande was born in Sagar, India, on October 19, 1917. Having won scholarships, he was able to complete his BSc Honours at the Government College of…

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