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Members' News December 2011


A Festschrift for Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka


Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka

Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka


Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka, an ISI Member and Fellow of the ASA and IMS, has been honored with Advances in Directional and Linear Statistics: A Festschrift for Sreenivasa Rao Jammalamadaka. This volume of papers published by Springer-Verlag, consists of articles written by students, colleagues, and collaborators from over 20 countries and covers a variety of research topics of particular interest to him.


He also received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) at its meeting this year with the citation "For distinguished contributions to Statistics and dedicated service to the Association". He served as its President, the Chair of several Program Committees, and most recently as the Chair of the Nominations Committee.


Professor Johan Fellman (Finland)

John Fellman

Professor Johan Fellman

To honour Professor Johan Fellman on his 80th birthday, a symposium was held on November 25, 2011, at the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. The program consisted of Professor Gunnar Rosenqvist (Hanken School of Economics, Finland): Introduction;

Professor Kenneth Nordström (University of Oulu, Finland): Convexity of the Inverse and Moore-Penrose Inverse;

Professor Katarina Juselius (University of Copenhagen. Denmark): On the Role of Theory and Evidence in Macro Economics.

Professor Fellman is an ISI elected member since 1980.