The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international professional and scholarly society devoted to the development, dissemination, and application of statistics and probability. The Institute currently has about 4,000 members in all parts of the world. Beginning in 2005, the institute started offering joint membership with the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability as well as with the International Statistical Institute. The Institute was founded in 1935 with Harry C. Carver and Henry L. Rietz as its two most important supporters. The institute publishes a variety of journals, and holds several international conference every year.
The Institute publishes five journals:
In addition, it co-sponsors:
There are also some affiliated journals:
Furthermore, five journals are supported by the IMS:
The IMS selects an annual class of Fellows who have demonstrated distinction in research or leadership in statistics or probability.
Meetings gives scholars and practitioners a platform to present research results, disseminate job opportunities and exchange ideas with each other. The IMS holds an annual meeting called Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM),and sponsors multiple international meetings, for example, Spring Research Conference (SRC).
The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the main professional organization for statisticians and related professionals in the United States. It was founded in Boston, Massachusetts on November 27, 1839, and is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the US. The ASA services statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across many academic areas and applications. The association publishes a variety of journals and sponsors several international conferences every year.
Anders Hjorth Hald was a Danish statistician. He was a professor at the University of Copenhagen from 1960 to 1982. While a professor, he did research in industrial quality control and other areas, and also authored textbooks. After retirement, he made important contributions to the history of statistics.
Debabrata Basu was an Indian statistician who made fundamental contributions to the foundations of statistics. Basu invented simple examples that displayed some difficulties of likelihood-based statistics and frequentist statistics; Basu's paradoxes were especially important in the development of survey sampling. In statistical theory, Basu's theorem established the independence of a complete sufficient statistic and an ancillary statistic.
The COPSS Presidents' Award, along with the International Prize in Statistics, are generally considered the two highest awards in Statistics.
Morris Herman DeGroot was an American statistician.
The Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) is a professional conference/academic conference for statisticians held annually every year since 1840. Billed as "the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America", JSM has attracted over 5000 participants in recent years. The following statistical societies are designated as official JSM partners:
The Bernoulli Society is a professional association which aims to further the progress of probability and mathematical statistics, founded as part of the International Statistical Institute in 1975. It is named after the Bernoulli family of mathematicians and scientists whose researchers covered "most areas of scientific knowledge".
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh or Jaẏanta Kumāra Ghosha was an Indian statistician, an emeritus professor at Indian Statistical Institute and a professor of statistics at Purdue University.
Statistics Surveys is an open-access electronic journal, founded in 2007, that is jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association, the Bernoulli Society, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Statistical Society of Canada. It publishes review articles on topics of interest in statistics. Wendy L. Martinez serves as the coordinating editor.
Jun S. Liu is a Chinese-American statistician focusing on Bayesian statistical inference and computational biology. He received the COPSS Presidents' Award in 2002. Liu is a professor in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University and has written many research papers and a book about Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms, including their applications in biology. He is also co-author of the Tmod software for sequence motif discovery.
Xuming He is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan.
Sudipto Banerjee is an Indian-American statistician best known for his work on Bayesian hierarchical modeling and inference for spatial data analysis. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Marina Vannucci is an Italian statistician, the Noah Harding Professor and Chair of Statistics at Rice University, the past president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and the former editor-in-chief of Bayesian Analysis. Topics in her research include wavelets, feature selection, and cluster analysis in Bayesian statistics.
Michael Barrett Woodroofe is an American probabilist and statistician. He is an emeritus professor of statistics and of mathematics at the University of Michigan, where he was the Leonard J. Savage Professor until his retirement. He is noted for his work in sequential analysis and nonlinear renewal theory, in central limit theory, and in nonparametric inference with shape constraints.
Maria Eulália Vares is a Brazilian mathematical statistician and probability theorist who is known for her expertise in stochastic processes and large deviations theory. She is a professor of statistics in the Institute of Mathematics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, from 2006 to 2009 was the editor-in-chief of the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications, publisher by Elsevier for the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, and from 2015 to 2017 was the editor-in-chief of the Annals of Probability, published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) is an American institute that researches statistical science and quantitative analysis.
Judith Rousseau is a Bayesian statistician who studies frequentist properties of Bayesian methods. She is a professor of statistics at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a Fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.