Young Statistician Showcase Winners Announced

Five Young Statisticians have been selected to present oral presentations based on their research for the Young Statisticians Showcase to be held during the IBC 2016 in Victoria, BC.  Five grants consisting of $3000 each will provide travel and accommodation expenses for the winners.   More than 50 individuals submitted papers, references and information on financial need for review by a [...]

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Tim Dunne Lost his Life in Auto Accident

It is with great sadness, that we inform you that Tim Dunne died in a car accident on 16 April 2016.  Tim is remembered, among other things for organizing the IBC1998 in Cape Town.  A copy of the obituary may be found here.

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Call for Nominations: International Prize in Statistics

Nominations are open for the first International Prize in Statistics, to be awarded at the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech in July, 2017. The purpose of the Prize is to call public attention to the important role that statistics, data analysis, probability, and understanding of uncertainty have played and are playing in the advancement of society, science, technology and human welfare. The Prize [...]

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Biometrics App Available

The publisher of Biometrics, Wiley, has created an app for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad).  The app allows the user to access Biometrics content on any device on which it is installed.  IBS members will be able to get free access through their IBS usernames and passwords — instructions on setting this up can be accessed by clicking on Biometrics App [...]

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IBS and ISI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) between the International Biometric Society (IBS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI) was signed by the IBS President Elizabeth Thompson and the ISI President Pedro Silva. It came into effect on 9 February 2016. The objective of the MoU is to increase the cooperation between the two societies recognizing the fact that the ISI and [...]

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Best Papers in JABES Announced

During the International Biometric Conference, winners of the Best papers published in JABES (2014 and 2015) will be featured during a special Showcase Session. The 2015 award winners were Gustavo de los Campos, Yogasudha Veturi, Ana Vazquez, Christina Lehermeier and Paulino Pérez-Rodriguez, whose paper on “Incorporating Genetic Heterogeneity in Whole-genome Regressions using Interactions” appeared in the genomics special issue. For [...]

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Award Winners Announced – Best Paper in Biometrics by an IBS Member
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The Best Paper in Biometrics Award is given biennially by the IBS to one Biometrics paper from each of the previous two years identified by the Co-editors as being of the highest quality and importance.  The winners of the Award for 2014 and 2015 have been selected: 2014:  Published in the December 2014 issue, volume 70, pages 993-1002, “Bayesian nowcasting [...]

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IBC2016 Registration is Now Open
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IBS is happy to announce that registration is now available! Program details and pre-conference information, are available at http://biometricconference.org/scientific-programme/ To register, you must log in to your IBS account and choose ’2016 IBC Registration’ under the Members Only area. You will need your IBS username and password to register for the event. If you are a non member, you will [...]

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Death of Norman E. Breslow

Members of the International Biometric Society mourn the passing of our colleague and friend Professor Norm Breslow on December 9, 2015. In addition to his huge service and distinguished research contributions to Biometry and Biostatistics, the IBS itself owes a huge debt to our former President  (2002-3) and Honorary Life Member (2006).  Norm was President at a difficult time for [...]

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Now Accepting Applications: Network and Inter-Regional Activities Funding Programme
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                                                      IBS Representative Council The main goal of this funding program is to enhance interactions among networks or regions. To date, the Executive Board has funded some initiatives on an ad hoc basis, these [...]

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