Remembering David Finney

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Professor David Finney, a former President of the International Biometric Society, passed away on Monday 12th November 2018 at a care home in Edinburgh following a short illness. David has a long association with the Society, including serving as a Member of Council for many years in the 1950s and 1960s, [...]

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Professor Bradley Efron of Stanford University Wins International Prize in Statistics
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International Prize in Statistics Awarded to Stanford’s Bradley Efron ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 12, 2018): The International Prize in Statistics has been 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 impact across many [...]

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Executive Board Elections
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The election for new Executive Board members has begun.  Voting members of the Society will have recently received an electronic ballot notification in order to allow participation in the election. The deadline to vote in the election will be 23:59 Pacific Standard Time (U.S.) on 2 December 2018. The e-mail would have come from IBSElection@intelliscaninc.net. IBS contracts with a private [...]

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Call for Nomination and Application for IBS Biometric Bulletin Editor
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The Subcommittee of the IBS Committee on Communications is seeking candidates for Editor of the Biometric Bulletin. The term of office for Editor is three years (January 2019 – December 2021). We would like to make sure Regions have the opportunity to encourage members with relevant experience to put themselves forward. Please publicise this message, and encourage any suitable candidates [...]

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Prizes for Best Oral and Poster Presentation
Prizes for Best Oral and Poster Presentation

The winners were announced at the closing ceremony of the IBC with certificates being awarded along with a book prize.  We thank Springer for kindly donating books for prize winners and for the IBC Student Volunteers. Best Student Oral Presentations at the IBC Congratulations to Anjali Gupta who won the Best Student Oral Presentation Competition. Anjali delivered her presentation titled: [...]

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