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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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Edward Dunne, the executive editor of Mathematical Reviews, and Klaus Hulek, Editor-in-Chief of zbMATH, are seeking your input: Mathematical Reviews (MR) and zbMATH cooperate in maintaining the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC), which is used by these reviewing services, publishers, and others to categorize items in the mathematical sciences literature. The…

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Are you a woman working in probability and related fields? Tai Melcher, one of the organizers of the Women in Probability group, writes: Women in Probability is an organization for women engaged in research in probability theory and related fields. Our primary purpose is to provide networking and mentoring opportunities…

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Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay is the first female Director of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), where she is a professor in the Machine Intelligence Unit, specializing in computational biology. Her research is mainly in the areas of evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, machine learning and bioinformatics. As ISI Director she oversees the functioning…

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Sujit Ghosh, SAMSI’s Deputy Director and Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University, received an honorary doctoral degree in statistics from Thammasat University (TU) in Thailand. This is one of the highest forms of recognition a university can offer. Thammasat University primarily gives honorary doctorates to people from Thailand.…

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