IBS Launches IBC2018 Website
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The IBS is pleased to launch the official website for IBC2018. The site may be found at Though next year’s IBC is still quite far away, the IBS staff have begun adding information on the conference venue, a preliminary schedule of events, a list of things to see and do in Barcelona, and much more.We encourage you to take [...]

IBS Seeks New Executive Editor for Biometrics

Professor Marie Davidian, the current Biometrics Executive Editor, has served in this capacity since 2006, and per the IBS governance structure, she must step down at the end of 2017. Thus, a new Executive Editor must be identified, with term starting on 1 January 2018. The IBS is seeking nominations for the new Executive Editor of Biometrics. Nominations should be submitted [...]

Honorary Life Member David Finney Turns 100

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!

IBS Honorary Life Member David Cox Named the Inaugural Recipient of the International Prize in Statistics

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 [...]

Election results of the newly elected IBS Executive Board for 2017
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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 [...]

Remembering Daniel J. Sargent

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:  

Jhonny Demey Lost his Life

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.

Honorary Life Members Named for 2016

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 [...]

Jane Hutton Wins the Rob Kempton Award

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 [...]

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 [...]