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The Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan marks its 50th anniversary this September. Its Department Chair, Xuming He, reports: In 1912, James W. Glover, a Professor of Mathematics who specialized in actuarial science, taught the first course devoted entirely to statistical theory at the University of Michigan. In…

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We are pleased to announce that IMS will be engaging in joint activities with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), addressing the dynamic field of Data Science. As an initial event, the ACM–IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science will be held June 15, 2019, in San…

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Michael P. Cohen, American Institutes for Research, is a founding member of a new group, and he would like you to join him: The American Statistical Association (ASA) has a brand new History of Statistics Interest Group (HoSIG). Membership in ASA is not required to join. Anyone interested in the…

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The International Prize in Statistics is awarded to Bradley Efron, Professor of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary and enormous impact across many scientific fields. With…

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Juan C. Meza is Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the US National Science Foundation. IMS President Xiao-Li Meng invited him to share some opportunities to reach out to Computer Science and Math or explore new partnerships with the domain sciences.   These are exciting times in mathematics…

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