On behalf of all members of the International Biometric Society, we send our congratulations and best wishes to our former President (1964-65) and Honorary Life Member (1984) David J. Finney, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Congratulations!
Sir David Cox, a long-time member and an important figure in the field of statistics, has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The International Prize in Statistics, offered by the International Prize in Statistics Foundation, was launched by five leading international statistics organizations, including the International Biometric Society. A primary objective of the prize is [...]
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’s with great sadness that we inform you that on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, Daniel J. Sargent, an Associate Editor for Biometrics, passed away unexpectedly following an acute illness at Saint Mary’s Hospital. A copy of Daniel’s obituary may be found here. Donations to a scholarship in his honor can be made to the ‘Daniel Sargent fund’ at: https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/
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.
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 [...]