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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]