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2014 IMS Election Results

Elected Officials Profiles

President Elect

Richard Davis

Howard Levene Professor and Chair of Statistics, Columbia University

Education

1974: BA Mathematics, University of California at San Diego

1979: PhD Mathematics, University of California at San Diego



Research Interests

  • Time series analysis
  • Extreme value for stationary sequence and space-time processes
  • Spatial statistics with application to environmental data
  • Applied probability

Previous Service to the Profession

  • IMS Council (2013—present)
  • Joint IMS/Bernoulli Society Publications Management Committee (Jan '14-present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bernoulli (Jan '10– Dec '12)
  • Associate Editor, Annals of Applied Probability (Jan '94–Jan '00)
  • Associate Editor, Extremes (Jan '07 – present)
  • Associate Editor, Bernoulli (Jan '07 – Dec '08)
  • Editor, Statistical Science (Jan '08 – Dec '10)
  • Associate Editor, Stochastic Processes and Their Applications (Jan '93-Jan '96, Mar '08– Jan '10)
  • Business and Economics Statistics Section, Chair-elect (2009), Chair (2010)
  • Co-organizer (with James Stock, Ruey Tsay, and Serena Ng) NBER/NSF Workshops in Time Series (2001–present)

Brief Statement

I am honored to have the opportunity to stand for election as president-elect of IMS. With many areas in our field currently in the public eye, these are heady and exciting times for probabilists and statisticians. Fortunately, IMS is well positioned to provide timely fora to address the challenges of an expanding and changing research landscape and must do so while maintaining the high quality expected of IMS sponsored activities. It is also crucial for IMS to be proactive in expanding its outreach and support of young researchers—these actions help build a more vibrant and engaged community.

Web

http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~rdavis/


Elected Council Members

For a 3 year term

Peter Bühlmann

Professor, Seminar for Statistics, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich

Education

Ph.D. Mathematics (Statistics), ETH Zurich 1993


Research Interests

  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Computational statistics and machine learning
  • Statistics in life sciences

Previous Service to the Profession

  • Annals of Statistics, Co-Editor 2010-2012
  • Annals of Statistics, Assoc. Editor 2005-2009
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research, Editorial Board 2001-2009
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, Assoc. Editor 2004-2007
  • Biometrical Journal, Assoc. Editor 2004-2009

Brief Statement

I like IMS very much: it is a broad-minded society for statistics, probability theory, and interdisciplinary applications. If elected to the council, I would contribute towards maintaining this broad-minded spirit of the society and opening new connections with other fields from e.g. computer science, mathematics, natural and social sciences. To achieve these goals, the current high quality of IMS publications and conferences is of utmost importance for outstanding communication of science within and across fields, and IMS' engagement in education and training of young researchers worldwide should be further strengthened.

Web

http://stat.ethz.ch/~buhlmann/


Florentina Bunea

Professor of Statistical Science, Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University

Education

MS in Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1991

Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2000

 

Research Interests

  • High dimensional parametric and semi-parametric inference
  • Model selection and aggregation
  • High dimensional matrix modeling and inference
  • Statistical theory

Previous Service to the Profession


  • Series Co-Editor, Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability, (The Green Series), Chapman & Hall CRC, since 2009
  • Associate Editor, JASA, since 2011
  • Associate Editor, Bernoulli, since 2010
  • Associate Editor, The Electronic Journal of Statistics, since 2007
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (JRSS)-B (2012- 2014)
  • Associate Editor, The Annals of Applied Statistics (2011 - 2012)
  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Biostatistics, Berkeley Press (2007 - 2012)
  • Associate Editor, The Annals of Statistics (2007 - 2010)
  • Program leader for the 2013 - 2014 SAMSI Program on Low-dimensional Structure in High-dimensional Systems (LDHD)
  • IMS representative for the COPSS F.N. David Award committee, 2014-2018

Brief Statement

If elected, my efforts in the IMS council will be directed towards activities that will promote the new wave of mathematical statistics that is rapidly developing in response to emerging applications of unprecedented complexity. I view training the next generation of statisticians in this spirit as key for statistics as a discipline to maintain a leading role in sciences. I will work on developing new IMS initiatives that can make this happen.

Web

https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/fb238/


Geoffrey Grimmett

Professor of Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Education

BA (1971), MSc (1972), MA (1974), DPhil (1974), DSc (2010), Oxford University

Research Interests

  • Probability theory
  • Stochastic processes on graphs
  • Percolation and disordered systems

Previous Service to the Profession

  • Membership of numerous IMS committees including Council (2007-10)
  • AE, Annals of Probability (1988-94)
  • Managing Editor, Probability Surveys (2009-11)
  • Managing Editor, Probability Theory and Related Fields (2000-05)

Brief Statement

The IMS has a very special role as a beacon publisher of top-rank and widely accessible journals and books in probability and statistics. I support activities in North America and further afield that support our community worldwide, and I will take some interest in matters of governance.

Web

http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~grg/


Aad van der Vaart

Professor of Stochastics, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, Netherlands

Education

B.S. Psychology, Leiden University,1983

M.S. Mathematics, Leiden University, 1983

Ph.D. Mathematics, Leiden University, 1987

Research Interests

  • Semiparametric statistics
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Empirical processes
  • Genomics, genetics, imaging, finance

Previous Service to the Profession

  • Associate editor Annals of Statistics, ESAIM, Statistica Neerlandica, Statistics and Decisions, PTRF, Indagationes Mathematicae, JSPI, ALEA.
  • Program chair EMS 2005 Oslo, and BNP10 2015 Rayleigh
  • Chair local organizing committee BNP9, and EMS 2015
  • Member program and organizing committees of workshops and conferences
  • Chair European Regional Committee Bernoulli Society
  • ISI council member
  • President Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research.
  • Member local, European and international scientific councils, review panels, nominating committees, governing boards, prize committees, including some of IMS.
  • Head Department of Mathematics, VU University Amsterdam

Brief Statement

Thanks to the effort of many IMS publishes the most significant journals and organizes main conferences in our area. It is attractive that it keeps statistics and probability together in this effort, without loosing sight of the wider area of statistics. I am more than happy to serve on the council to help IMS continue to be an efficient representative of our profession.

Web

http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~avdvaart/


Naisyin Wang

Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan

Education

Ph.D. Statistics, Cornell University, 1992

M.A. Statistics, Ohio State University, 1987

B.S. Mathematics, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, 1986

Research Interests

  • Non- and Semiparametric Models
  • Functional and Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Weighting and Transformation in Regression
  • Measurement Error and Mixture Modeling
  • Interdisciplinary Research on Nutrition and Dietary Studies

Previous Service to the Profession


  • Co-Chair Editor, Statistica Sinica, 2011-current
  • Associate Editor, JASA, 2008-2012, 2005-2006
  • Associate Editor, Biostatistics, 2008-2011
  • Associate Editor, Statistics and Its Interface, 2008-2011
  • Co-Editor, Biometrics, 2006-2008
  • Editor, Statistical Science, 2005-2006
  • Associate Editor, Biometrics, 1997-2006
  • President, International Chinese Statistical Association, 2011
  • PIMS nomination committee, 2011-2012
  • ASA Wilks Memorial Medal Committee, 2011-2013
  • COPSS Fisher Lecture Committee, 2003-2006, (Chair, 2006)
  • IMS Program Chair, 2003 IMS-WNAR Meeting

Brief Statement

It is an honor to be given this opportunity to serve IMS. We are in an era of big data, which provides excitements as well as challenges. The concepts of building strong applications on the backbone of theoretical statistics/probability seem to be in danger of being lost in this fast-paste world, particularly among some of our younger researchers. If elected, I would work with other council members to identify means that promote the recognition of importance of such support in conducting interdisciplinary research.

Web

http://dept.stat.lsa.umich.edu/~nwangaa/


For a 2 year term

Jonathan Taylor

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

Education

B. Sc., McGill University (1997)

Ph. D., McGill University (2011)

Research Interests


  • Geometric methods in statistics
  • Smooth stochastic processes
  • Optimization methods in statistics (consistency, inference, computation)
  • Multiple comparisons problems with dependent data
  • Extreme value theory

Previous Service to the Profession

  • Current Associate Editor for Annals of Statistics
  • Scandinavian Journal of Statistics
  • IMS Nominations Committee

Brief Statement


The growth of data-intensive scientific applications and big data in industry has greatly increased the importance of probability and statistics to other disciplines. I believe the IMS, as the world's leading society committed to both probability and statistics, has an important role to play in this outreach. If elected, I am committed to ensuring that probability and statistics' role in science, society and computing continues to grow. I am also committed to encouraging the continued communication of research between the theoretical and applied constituencies within the IMS.

 
   
 
 

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