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Alert! Voting for IBS Secretary-Treasurer is Now Open
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10 June, 2019 Dear IBS Member, The online ballot for the 2019 election for Secretary-Treasurer of the International Biometric Society is now open. The ballot will remain open through 23:59 Pacific U.S. Time on Monday, 8 July, 2019.  We have two outstanding candidates for Secretary-Treasurer, and the person receiving the largest number of votes will win the election. All members who are eligible to vote [...]

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IBC2020 Short Course Offering Confirmed
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We are pleased to announce that the IBC 2020 Short Courses have been approved.  Seven Short Course proposals have been selected for presentation just before the International Biometric Conference begins. All Short Courses will take place on Sunday, 5 July 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM local time. SC1: Targeting learning: bridging machine learning and causality (full day) Presenters: Antoine Chambaz [...]

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IBS Travel Grant Application

IBS Travel Grant Application In non- IBC years, the International Biometric Society Travel Awards Committee has instituted a program to assist IBS members from Developing Countries in attending conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks. If you are interested in attending a conference in 2019, either in your own region or outside your region, but don’t have the resources to [...]

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IBC2020 Call for Invited Session Proposals
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Call for Invited Session Proposals The International Program Committee (IPC) of the International Biometric Society’s (IBS) 30thInternational Biometric Conference (IBC2020) calls for Invited Session proposals. IBC2020 will be held 5-10 July 2020 at the COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center), Seoul, Korea. An IBC invited session brings together a small number of speakers (two to four) on a particular statistical topic. A discussant may also form part of [...]

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Call for Expression of Interest to host an IBC
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The International Biometric Society (IBS) relies on its regions to come forward with proposals to host our biennial International Biometric Conference (IBC). For the regions, a major challenge has always been the amount of work required to prepare a successful proposal, not to mention the work required by the successful region to actually host the meeting. This year, after extensive [...]

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Newly-Elected IBS Executive Board for 2019
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Voting members of the Society recently received an electronic ballot notification in order to allow participation in our biennial election. The deadline to vote in the election was 2 December 2018, and the ballots have been checked for accuracy by our private election firm. At this time, we would like to share our appreciation with all who agreed to stand [...]

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Joint ISI + IBS Initiative for 2019 World Statistics Conference

IBS Young Ambassadors to ISI The International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Biometric Society (IBS) are jointly sponsoring an initiative to fund two young statisticians who belong to the IBC to participate in the International Statistics Institute (ISI) World Statistics Conference (WSC) 2019 being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 18 to 23rd August, 2019. For the purpose of this competition, [...]

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IBC2020 Call for Short Course Proposals
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The International Biometric Society (IBS) calls for proposals for Short Courses to be offered at its XXXth International Biometric Conference (IBC2020). IBC2020 will be held 6-10 July 2020 at the COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center), Seoul, Korea. Short courses are held on the Sunday before the start of the conference, which will be 5 July 2020. A course can either last the full day [...]

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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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