International Statistical Institute May 2020
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Messages & Reports
President’s Message May 2020: Opportunities for our Future
In his May message, ISI President A. John Bailer talks about the ISI’s launch of the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the landscape of professional meetings in 2020 and the opportunities for the ISI WSC 2021. More>>
Director’s Message May 2020: The New Now
Read Ada van Krimpen’s message dedicated to the ‘new now’, the recent online events organised by the ISI and the future of the ISI WSC 2021. More>>
Launch of ISI celebrations of the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science & the Official Welcome for the ISI WSC 2021 in The Hague
  • On 12 May, Florence Nightingale’s 200th birth anniversary, ISI launched the celebrations of the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science, the ISI’s 135th anniversary on 24 June, and the official welcome for the 63rd ISI WSC in The Hague in July 2021.
  • Watch various talks about Florence Nightingale, the ISI and find out more about the 63rd ISI WSC 2021.
ISI Turns 135 Years on 24 June 2020
1885 – 1887: From the Creation of the ISI to its 1st Session in Rome. More>>
COVID-19 Resources
ISI has assembled some current resources for statisticians interested in the COVID-19 pandemic, including links to data sources, talks and preprints. More>>
News from ISI Committees
ISI Young Statisticians Committee
Read the Committee’s report on the webinar “COVID-19: from a statistical point of view” More>>
International Prize in Statistics - Call for Nominations
Nominations are open for the third edition of the International Prize in Statistics, to be presented at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 in The Hague. The closing date for nominations is 15 August 2020. More>>
Member News
Member News
ISI Elected Member Charmaine Dean has been elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
In Memoriam
Former ISI Director Marcel van den Broecke passed away
Marcel van den Broecke passed away on 8 March 2020. He served as director of the ISI from 1997-2003 as successor of Zoltan Kenessey. More>>
ISI Associations’ News
BS News
  • Winner of Wolfgang Doeblin Prize 2020
  • 42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA)
  • Online International Conference on Actuarial Science, Data Science and Finance (OICA)
  • Announcement of results of the 2020 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize
  • Official Statistics in the context of the Covid-19 crisis
  • SJIAOS March 2020 issue
  • IAOS President Newsletter
  • LACSC 2021 5th Latin American Conference on Statistical Computing
  • 3rd LARS-IASC School on Computational Statistics and Data Science
  • Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation Conference (DSSV 2020)

In this newsletter we provide an update on IASS’s representation on committees, ISI celebrations, WSC 2021 short courses, COVID19 Surveillance Surveys, the conference in honour of Chris Skinner and Fred Smith, and upcoming conferences. More>>

  • Announcing the 2020 recipient of the Abdel El-Shaarawi Early Investigator Award
  • TIES2020 conference cancelled

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is happy to announce the start of the International Poster Competition and the Best Cooperative Award competition. The Poster Competition invites school and university students from around the world to design a statistical poster. The Best Cooperative Award is awarded to collaborative projects by institutions that would not usually work closely together. For more information please visit the ISLP homepage.

Other News
Esri Announces Online Analytics Platform for Caribbean Community
After the release of the Africa GeoPortal, as part of the program to support developing regions around the world, Esri has launched the Caribbean GeoPortal, a comprehensive cloud-based platform providing rich content and solutions from Esri and its partners. More>>
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