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December 16, 2020
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has awarded its Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience to Emery N. Brown, Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT. IMS Fellow Emery Brown, who is a member of The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Institute…

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Nearly 500 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science have earned the lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow. AAAS Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The title recognizes important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering…

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The three-year term of the Annals of Probability editor, Amir Dembo, ends December 31, 2020. The IMS Committee to Select Editors recommended the appointment of Alice Guionnet and Christophe Garban as co-editors of the journal, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023. Alice Guionnet is a CNRS Research Director…

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Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto, writes a guest column: In the recent U.S. presidential election, public opinion polls indicated that Joe Biden would defeat Donald Trump handily. His actual victory was much tighter than expected — a popular vote margin about half of the predicted 8–10%, and narrow victories…

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December 15, 2020
Douglas Simpson was appointed as the Associate Director of the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) on August 1, 2020. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1985, serving as chair of the department from 2000–19. In…

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