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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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Interview: Dietrich Stoyan Elja Arjas kindly agreed to interview Dietrich Stoyan, a renowned German probabilist, statistician, and an IMS Fellow, who has written an unusual book about his rather unusual life. Dietrich was born in 1940, at the time when WWII was raging in Europe. He lost his father in…

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Nicholas Horton (Amherst College) was a co-author of the recent National Academies consensus study report that is available for free download from https://nas.edu/envisioningds. He writes: Recent years have seen the dramatic rise of data science, revolutionizing industry and science. The NSF-funded National Academies consensus report entitled Undergraduate Data Science:

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