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In the January/February 2015 issue, Hadley Wickham wrote a column called “Impact the world by being useful”. In it, he suggested that “the best way to impact the world as a data scientist or statistician is to be useful,”which, he said, we can do by (among other things) writing…

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The 2017 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability is awarded to Hugo Duminil-Copin of IHES Paris and University of Geneva. The prize, which carries a monetary award of $30,000, will be presented at a ceremony in Berkeley to be held in November 2017. Hugo Duminil-Copin received his Ph.D.…

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On May 18, thirty professional science societies in the USA, including IMS, ASA, CBMS, INFORMS and SIAM, signed a letter to the US Department of State, responding to the new guidelines for visa applicants. The letter expressed concern that the requirement of supplemental information would have a negative effect on…

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The Applied Probability Society seeks to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of applied probability, that are written by a student. We define applied probability broadly, as any paper related to the modeling, analysis, and control of stochastic systems. The paper’s contribution may lie in the formulation of…

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This article is written by Chris Pankow (Northwestern University), Will M. Farr (University of Birmingham, AL) and Ben Farr (University of Chicago). Richard A. Davis, IMS Past President, explains: “Last February, former IMS Bulletin editor Anirban DasGupta wanted to publish an article about the role of statistics in the recent

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