Congratulations to the newly elected International Biometric Society Executive Board for 2017. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected to the Board: President-Elect: Louise Ryan (Australasian Region, announced previously) Secretary/Treasurer: Brad Biggerstaff (Western North American Region) Executive Board Director Asia/Australasia: Brian Cullis (Australasian Region) Executive Board Director Europe: Andreas Ziegler (German Region) and Mark Brewer [...]
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Jhonny Demey died suddenly on 27 Jul 2016 in Salamanca, Spain. Jhonny is remembered as a key leader of the Caribbean and Central American Region, a member of Representative Council, and instrumental in organizing the new Ecuadorian Region. A copy of Jhonny’s obituary may be found here.
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By a vote of the Representative Council, three longtime members of IBS have been named Honorary Life Members of IBS. 2016 Honorary Life Members will be recognized on Tuesday 12 July at the Awards Ceremony held during the International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Victoria, BC. Honorees for 2016 are Kaye Basford (Australasia Region); Peter Bauer (Austro-Swiss Region) and Thomas Louis [...]
Presented for outstanding contributions to the development of biometry in the developing world, Jane Hutton is recognized for her sustained contribution to the inclusion of biometry in the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) program of education in Africa. Nominated by the British and Irish Region and supported by both the German and South African Regions, Jane will receive her [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]