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Xiao-Li Meng writes his final President’s Column, before handing on the gavel to the next IMS President, Susan Murphy, at JSM… It has been so long since I was quarantined by the joy of learning as a student, a form of joy whose purity many of us only recognize decades…

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IMS President Xiao-Li Meng writes another President’s Column: We statisticians have successfully—perhaps too successfully—taught everyone that the larger the size, the higher the power to lend credence to an alternative. This is evident from the 2017 Nature Human Behaviour’s “Redefine Statistical Significance,” which has over 70 authors, and from the…

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Xiao-Li Meng writes, in his third President’s Column: “Where should I put my name in the author list when I write a paper with my students?” is one recurring question I have been asked by junior colleagues since I earned the privilege to enjoy my senior moments. To people outside…

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the world’s new-found interest in and demand for statistics, IMS President Xiao-Li Meng has a call to arms:   “I teach statistics” used to be an effective response when I was too tired to chat with a stranger, except that once it excited a taxi…

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Xiao-Li Meng is the IMS President for 2018–19. He writes: No vibrant society would want as its president someone who feels entitled to the honor, or treats it as an honorary title. I am therefore honored by your trust, and shall do my best to earn the honor. No society…

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