IBS Honorary Life Members Named for 2018
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By a vote of the Representative Council, four longtime members have been named Honorary Life Members of the International Biometric Society.  All 2018 Honorary Life Members will be recognized on Tuesday, 10 July at the IBS Awards Ceremony held during the International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Barcelona. Honorees for 2018 include Marie Davidian (ENAR), Hans C. van Houwelingen (The Netherlands [...]

Jim Todd Wins IBS Rob Kempton Award
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For outstanding contributions to the development of biometry in the developing world, the International Biometric Society is pleased to recognize Jim Todd for his sustained contributions towards biostatistics training in Tanzania, East Africa and the Sub-Saharan African countries. Nominated by the Tanzanian Region, and supported by the British and Irish Region, the Ugandan Region and the IBS Sub Saharan Network [...]

IBS Membership Names Next President-Elect

We are pleased to announce that Professor Geert Verbeke, a fifteen-year member of the Society through the Belgian Region, former Belgian Region President, former Representative Council member, International Program Chair for IBC 2006 in Montreal, Canada, former Biometrics Co-Editor and a past member of numerous committees, has been selected by the membership to serve the Society as President-Elect from 1 [...]

Local Organizing Committee Excited about IBC Barcelona Events
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2020 International Program Committee Name Taerim Lee, Co-Chair Korea National Open University Taesung Park, Co-Chair Seoul National University Donguk Kim, Secretary General Sugkyunkwan University, Vice President of Academic Affairs Jae Won Lee Korea University, Dean of the School of Political Science and Economics Ho Kim Seoul National University, Dean of Graduate School of Public Health Seung Yeoun Lee Sejong University [...]

Call for Editor Nominations – JABES

The International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association have invited nominations and applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES). JABES publishes articles of immediate and practical value to applied researchers and statistical consultants in the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences (including biotechnology), and the environmental sciences (including those dealing with [...]

Nominations for Biometrics Co-Editor Requested

The IBS journal Biometrics operates under a three Co-Editor structure, with the Co-Editors having staggered terms so that, each year, a Co-Editor completes his/her term. The three Co-Editors are also from different geographic locations, with one each from North America, Europe, and locations other than these. Co-Editor Stijn Vansteelandt’s term will end 31 December 2018. Following IBS policy, a search [...]

Representative Council Now Accepting Nominations for Honorary Life Membership
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  HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP   The International Biometric Society has honored deserving individuals with the award of Honorary Life Member since 1964. In addition to the honor, recipients receive all the rights and privileges of a Regular Member. Representative Council members, Executive Board members, and Regional Presidents may submit nominations of Regular members by 16 March, 2018. Each nominee must [...]

IBC2018 Registration is Open

The International Biometric Society’s (IBS) International Biometric Conference (IBC) offers a very robust scientific programme for anyone with an interest in biometry. The scientific programme is made up of the following components: invited sessions, contributed sessions, poster sessions and short courses. The mission of the IBS is to promote the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods [...]

Criteria for Award for Outstanding Contribution to IBS Announced
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  Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the IBS The International Biometric Society has presented an Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the IBS since 2006.  In addition to a handsome Recognition Award, recipients of the Awards receive complimentary IBS membership for the next calendar year. Aim:  To honor the contributions of IBS members to the development to [...]

Addressing Inappropriate Behavior in the Field of Biometry

There have been strong reactions across the whole statistics community to a recent posting (“Statistics, we have a problem”) that describes a young woman’s experience of sexual harassment at conferences, as well as online. Many of us can probably relate to the sense of “open secret” that has tacitly allowed some members of our profession to take advantage of positions [...]