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Christophe Perruchet

 

 

 

 

Christophe Perruchet, 55, died suddenly on June 3, 2011 in a road accident.

He was ISI elected member since 1991

 

Born in November 1955, he graduated from the ISUP school of statistics in 1978, and he obtained a Ph.D. at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) in 1979. The subject of his Ph.D. was “classification sous contrainte de contiguité continue : applications aux sciences de la terre” ( cluster analysis with continuous contiguity constraints; applications to earth sciences).

 

Christophe Perruchet chaired the technical group 69 (application of statistical methods) of the International Standardization Organization (ISO/TC69). He was General Technical Director of the UTAC, the French technical union for car and automotive industries and drived the main certification and controlling programs.

 

He began his professional activity in the 80’s at CNET, the French National Center for Telecommunication Studies , now Orange Labs , before joining the UTAC .

 

He published with Marc Priel “Estimer l’incertitude – mesures, essais” at the Editions of the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR). This book is a reference in the domain of measure, uncertainty and statistics.

 

Christophe Perruchet was a specialist of the applications of statistics in metrology and standardisation. He played an important role in national and international professional bodies and was active in statistical societies, especially in classification ones: in 1985 he founded on behalf of the Société Francophone de Classification, together with five other societies, the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS).

 

His hobby was riding motorbikes. He was well-known among French biker associations as a voluntary trainer. Despite his cautiousness, his last ride was fatal.

 

Gilbert Saporta
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris

 

 

 

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International Statistical Review
Back Issues

 

Some back volumes from 1967 and onwards are available from the ISI at the current subscription rate and can be ordered at ISI by ISI and ISI Association members. For details, see below.

More recent volumes can be obtained from Wiley-Blackwell at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1751-5823.

Some previous issues mentioned below are out of print and have been reprinted by Swets & Zeitlinger:

Vol. 1–39 (1933–1971)
Vol. 45, No. 1 (1977)
Vol. 47, Nos. 1–3 (1979)
Vol. 49, No. 3 (1981)
Vol. 50, Nos. 1–3 (1982)
Vol. 52, No. 3 (1984)
Vol. 53, Nos. 1–3 (1985)
Vol. 60, No. 1 (1992)

 

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Prof. Mohamed Limam

Président de l'Association Tunisienne pour la Statistique et ses Applications

c/o Ecole Supérieure de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information (ESSAI)

6, rue des Métiers

ZI Charguia II
BP 675

10810 TUNIS (Tunisie)

Tunisia

 

Dear Professor Limam

 

I am writing concerning the recent dismissal of Dr Slaheddine Saidi as head of the National Statistical Institute. One of the most important elements of an effective democracy is having an independent national statistical agency which can be trusted. This is also important to international lenders –they rely on accurate statistics countries whose official statistics are regarded as being of low integrity pay a significant premium when borrowing funds.

 

I am Chairman of the Advisory Board of Professional Ethics of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and we monitor such situations on behalf of the ISI. The ISI will intervene if they believe there has been a significant breach in ethical principles or a statistician is being penalised for complying with ethical principles. There are indications that Dr Saidi may have been penalised for publishing statistics which may have been awkward for the Tunisian government even though they were compiled in accordance with agreed international standards. If you provide any insights into this situation they would be most appreciated.

 

Kind regards

 

Dennis Trewin

Chair

Advisory Board on Ethics

15 April 2012

 

 

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International Statistical Review Editorial Board

 

Editors-in-Chief

Raymond Chambers, University of Wollongong, Australia

Nalini Ravishanker, University of Connecticut, USA

 

Editors

Gérard Biau, Université de Paris 6, France

Roberto Benedetti, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

James Brown, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Probal Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, India

Daniela Cocchi, University of Bologna, Italy

Michael Cohen, National Academies, USA

Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University, Canada

Dani Gamerman, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christian Genest, McGill University, Canada

Scott Holan, University of Missouri, USA

Jonathan Hosking, Amazon.com Inc., USA

Natalie Shlomo, University of Mancester, UK

Denise Silva, National School of Statistical Sciences, Brazil

Nikos Tzavidis, University of Southampton, UK

Tertius de Wet, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Book Reviews Editor

Ananda Sen, University of Michigan, USA

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ISI Awards Committee

Awards Committee Report 2011  

by

Vincenzo ESPOSITO VINZI

 

Objectives

The ISI and the Associations have several awards, prizes and certificates that cover various types of papers, presentations and accomplishments by our colleagues in different statistical disciplines. The ISI Awards Committee, established by the ISI Council during its meeting in Reykjavik in 2010,has the objective to develop strategies for bettercoordination of ISI and its Associations’ awards.It shall also ensure that the Awards achieve a better visibility externally to ISI (i.e. stakeholders, international scientific community,international press, public bodies) and that their honor remains through the future.The Associations can benefit from this new process and apply it accordingly to their own awards.The Awards committee shall not replace the specific committees of the Associations (that keep full autonomy in running the necessary job to select recipients of awards) but shall coordinate the organization and the delivery of awards and certificates for the different Associations under the ISI umbrella.

Expected Products

  1. Survey of all existing Awards at the level of the ISI and its Associations (accomplished in 2010 and included in Report #1 of the Committee).
  2. The ISI Awards Committee shall be in charge of nominating the chair and the members of the juries for the ISI Awards: Mahalanobis Award and Jan Tinbergen Awards.
  3. Common general administrative and operational guidelines so as to coordinate the activities related to the Awards and Prizes run by all the Associations. These guidelines shall comprise:
    1. Principles for setting up the composition of the committees.
    2. Deadlines for submitting applications and dates for presenting the awards (not necessarily the same for all the awards as they might refer to conference taking place at different times during the year).
    3. Principles for the communication flow between the Associations and the ISI Awards Committee: the Associations shall timely and regularly report to the AwardsCommittee for their certificates and awards. This Committee shall approve the rules established by the Associations for assigning their own awards and certificates.
  4. A common “ISI and Associations’ Awards” space on the ISI website for:
    1. Placing and advertising calls for awards (with award’s objective, deadlines, nature of the prize, selection rules, coordinates of contact person, downloadable application file and deadlines).
    2. Announcing winners (including a short bio and a photograph).
    3. Reporting the historical information of all the awards with years and names of winners (+ title of papers/posters where applicable).
  5. The Awards committee is in charge of conceiving and organizing a comprehensive “ISI Awards Ceremony” as a plenary ceremony at the biennial ISI World Congress where to present all winners. The recipients of awards delivered by the Associations at their own conferences shall be also invited and presented in this session. Indeed, this session shall become a traditional and renowned happening at ISI WC. The first edition of such a Ceremony is run at WSC in Dublin (August 2011).
  6. ISI Certificates (administrative nature, related to merits in the service and not at all related to scientific excellence) shall not be abolished. The Awards committee can share the responsibility of delivering these service certificates with ISI Permanent Office. However, the number of delivered certificates has to be kept quite low so as to increase prestige of this practice.
  7. Honorary membership seems to be meaningful at the Associations level where the merit of the members can be more specifically assessed in terms of either their contributions to the development of the Associations or their scientific excellence in well defined domains. IASE has implemented the so-called Honorary Life Members. This honorary membership might inspire also other Associations.
  8. The ISI “Awards and Certificates” committee shall not decide on Honorary Lectures or Sessions. However, it shall gather the information from all the Associations as well as from the ISI meetings, so as to avoid replications, and display a complete list with detailed information on lectures and conferences in the common “ISI and Associations’ Awards” section of the ISI webpage.

Further Guidelines for Operation

Based onthe past two years of experience with the ISI Awards and the recent organization of the first ISI Awards Ceremony, the following comments arise:

-Mahalanobis Award:The number of applicants for theMahalanobis Award rose from 3 in 2009 to 27 in 2011. Some applicants were excluded because they did not comply with the instructions for candidates. Taking into account the massive number of applicants, the ISI Awards Committee shall prepare a more detailed list of instructions with more specific requirements related to the content of the application file, such as the format of the CV, the need of reference letters and so forth so on to make the applicants’ files more easily comparable.

-“Named Lectures” as new Awards for scientists: one of the best awards for scientists would be to introduce named lectures during conferences, sponsored by the ISI or the Associations. A list of potential names can be quite easily proposed but all Associations need to have at least one name associated with the group. The Bernoulli Society already has a few of these “Named Lectures” at their World Congress inProbability and Mathematical Statistics, every four years. The BS format might serve as a template for other Associations.

-The Awards Committee shall strive to raise Associations’ awareness towards the importance of having a smooth flow of communication on matters related to the Awards. The organization of the first Awards Ceremony in Dublin has clearly shown the importance of a close and prompt collaboration between the Associations’ Presidents and ISI Permanent Office.

Composition

The following composition is suggested (3-year term):
-2 representatives of the ISI EC
-3 representatives of the Council (1 of them as Chair)
-1 representative per each Association
-ISI Director
-1 representative from ISI Permanent Office for operational aspects

Renewal of the committee’s members shall be organized so that some members remain on the committee and ensure continuity between two succeeding committees (e.g. 2 of 5 representatives of the current ISI EC and Council).

ISI Awards Committee
Terms of Reference

 

Objectives

The ISI and its Associations have several awards, prizes and certificates that recognize various accomplishments,  types of papers, and presentations  by the international statistical community.

The overall objective of the ISI Awards Committee is to coordinate the awards of ISI and its Associations. This includes organising and coordinating the work of committees for ISI awards and certificates in collaboration with the ISI Executive Committee and Permanent Office, maintaining the information flow with the Associations on their awards, and organising the awards ceremony at the World Statistics Congress. The Awards Committee shall also aim for visibility and awareness of the Awards and their honour across the ISI and the wider statistical community. The Associations have full autonomy in the process to select recipients of their awards, but the Awards Committee shall assist in the organization, delivery and publicity of awards and certificates for the different Associations under the ISI umbrella.

Responsibilities of the ISI Awards Committee

  1. Coordinate and maintain information on all the awards of ISI and its Associations, and ensure the “ISI and Associations’ Awards” space on the ISI website is regularly updated. The “ISI and Associations’ Awards”  space will include:
  2. Advise the Executive Committee on criteria, application processes and members of the award selection committees for the Mahalanobis Award, Jan Tinbergen Award, World Bank WSC awards and other awards as appropriate.
  3. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee for the recipients for ISI service awards for highly significant sustained service to ISI. ISI service certificates will be awarded biennially and presented at World Statistics Congress.
  4. Receive and coordinate reports from the Permanent Office and award selection committees.
  5. Organise, together with the Permanent Office, a comprehensive “ISI and ISI Associations’ Awards Ceremony” as a plenary ceremony at the biennial ISI World Statistics Congress to present to winners. The recipients of awards delivered by the Associations at their own conferences shall also be invited and presented in this session.
  6. Coordinate reports to the Executive Committee on the funding of participants from developing countries to events of the ISI and ISI Associations.
  • calls for awards (with award’s objective, deadlines, nature of the award, application rules, contact persons, and downloadable application file where appropriate).
  • announcements of winners
  • appropriate historical information, including past winners of major awards.

Composition

Chair:  a member of the ISI Executive Committee
1 Council representative
1 ISI-at-large Representative
1 representative per each Association
ISI Director and Assistant Director/Operations Manager

The Association representatives will regularly update information for the Committee on their awards, and will report to the Committee on the awarding of funds to participants from developing countries in conferences (and other events).

Books

 

Publications can be ordered via ISI, unless indicated otherwise.

 

A History of the International Statistical Institute 1885-1960

In this book J.W. Nixon recorded the developments of the International Statistical Institute on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.
He has not restricted his task to a review of the scientific achievements of the Institute but has, often in great detail, also described the organizational and administrative changes that have occurred in the society.
The publication shows the rich history of the Institute and contains photographs of many memorable events of the ISI.
This is a digitalised publication of the book, which was published by the ISI in 1960, only available online.
Every effort has been made to trace all the copyright holders but if any have been inadvertently overlooked through our contact form

 

The Training of Researchers in the Use of Statistics

A Round Table Conference on "The Training of Researchers in the Use of Statistics" was held at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo, Japan on August 7-11, 2000, sponsored by the IASE, the ISI, the Japanese Institute of Statistics and the Japanese Statistical Society. In 2001, a book was published with the conference papers and discussions. We hope this book will serve as a starting point for other faculty, researchers and statistics educators to change their teaching approaches, to increase the interest to collaborate in applied research and to start new research on the statistical training of researchers in empirical sciences.

Book reference:
Training Researchers in the Use of Statistics
IASE Round Table Conference, Tokyo 2000 (published 2001)
Edited by Carmen Batanero,
ISBN 90-73592-19-4
Published by: International Association for Statistical Education (IASE),
International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Price: US$ 25, including postage.

Note: last copy

 

Statisticians of the Centuries

 

The ISI publication 'Statisticians of the Centuries', edited by Professor Chris Heyde and Eugene Seneta.

This excellent work is published by Springer Verlag on behalf of ISI, in both hard and soft cover versions. The prices for ISI/ISI Section members are US$ 26.47 and US$ 40.17 respectively (prices quoted do not include postage and taxes) as ISI and its Section members are entitled to a 33% discount (the prices stated above include the percentage discounts). To apply for this discount you have to identify yourself as an ISI or ISI Section member and refer to Promo Code "ISI". Orders may be placed electronically via the following e-mail addresses:

North America: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rest of the World: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Statistical Publishing

 

Proceedings of the Satellite Conference held in Warsaw, Poland on August 23–24, 1999

 

 

Voorburg, The Netherlands/Warsaw, Poland: International Statistical Institute/Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), 2000, pp. iv + 88, soft cover. ISBN 90-73592-17-8. Price: €10.

Recognising the importance of statistical publishing, both in the academic and official statistical community, particularly in light of recent developments in electronic dissemination, it was decided to organise an ISI conference on Statistical Publishing. Taking advantage of the timing and location of the 1999 Session in Helsinki, the conference took place in Warsaw, Poland.

With more than two hundred academic statistics journals being published, and in view of the increasing importance of official statistical publications, the conference presented a rich and varied examination of the many facets of this topic. Special attention was paid to the effects of electronic dissemination, in particular as regards Internet and cd-rom publications.

These Proceedings contain all the papers presented during the conference.

See also 1999 Warsaw Conference (zip) © ISI

A Dictionary of Statistical Terms

The sixth edition of the Dictionary of Statistical Terms is now complete. This publication has been edited by Professor Yadolah Dodge (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland) and is published by Oxford University Press. To order this publication, please visit the following website: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/.
ISI members receive a 25% discount (members should quote the following quotes when ordering: UK/Europe: DSISI03 USA: 23461).


Identifying the Poor

 

Papers on Measuring Poverty to Celebrate the Bicentenary of the Publication in 1797 of "The State of the Poor" by Sir Frederick Morton Eden

Edited by: F.G. Pyatt (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands), and M. Ward (The World Bank, Washington)

Technical Editors: D. Berze and M. Van den Broecke (ISI)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 1999, pp. ix + 233. ISBN 90 5199 451 6.

Poverty has long been recognised as a socio-economic problem. Objective analysis of a quantitative nature are a crucial prerequisite to understanding the nature of poverty, where social and personal sentiments play a role of their own, next to political considerations. On of the first comprehensive attempts to assess the nature of poverty with a view to alleviate its consequences was a three volume series by Sir Frederick Morton Eden in 1797 entitled The State of the Poor. Next to an evaluation of Morton Eden’s significance then and now, this book discusses how perceptions of poverty have developed since that time. A proper understanding of the causes of poverty, indispensable for developing policies to alleviate it, requires a quantitative grasp on the subject that only statistics can provide. The present book provides eloquent proofs of this necessity, not from a single, static point of view, but from differing perspectives.

Only available online

 

 

The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education

Editors: I. Gal (University of Haifa, Israel), and J.B. Garfield (University of Minnesota, USA)

Technical Editor: Matthew Segaard

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 1997, pp. xii + 284, hard cover. ISBN 90 5199 333 1. Price: €10.

The book discusses conceptual and pragmatic issues in the assessment of statistical knowledge and reasoning skills among students at the college and pre-college levels, and the use of assessments to improve instruction. The book is written by international leading researchers and educators. It was designed primarily for academic audiences involved in teaching statistics and mathematics, and in teacher education and training. The book is divided into four sections (1) Assessment goals and frameworks, (2) Assessing conceptual understanding of statistical ideas, (3) Innovative models for classroom assessments, and (4) Assessing understanding of probability.

Note: last copy

 

Compstat 1990

 

Proceedings in Computational Statistics, 9th Symposium held in Dubrovnik, 1990

 

Edited by: Konstantin Momirovic and Vesna Mildner (University of Zagreb)

Heidelberg, Germany: Physica-Verlag by order of the IASC, 1990, pp. 336, soft cover. ISBN 3-7908-0475-4. Compstat Proceedings are still available from 1974 onwards. Details can be requested from Physica-Verlag.

A century has passed since the introduction of automatic computing in statistics. In fact, at the first ISI session in 1885, Herman Hollerith showed his tabulating machine to representatives of statistical offices from across the world. That machine was largely used in the analysis of census data, and at the end of the last century it gave birth to Computational Statistics.

The Compstat Symposium was organised by a group of independent statisticians at Vienna, Austria 1984. Since 1980, the Compstat Symposia have been patronised by the European section of the IASC (International Association for Statistical Computing). Each volume of the Compstat Proceedings contains about 70 papers which are selected by a scientific committee from up to 200–300 submitted abstracts.

 

Training Teachers to Teach Statistics

 

Proceedings of the International Statistical Institute Round Table Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 23–27 July, 1988

 

Edited by: Anne Hawkins (University of London)

Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute (with UNESCO), 1990, pp. xi + 297, hard cover. Price: €10.

In an effort to compile an informative and instructional guide to the teaching of statistics, Anne Hawkins has recorded and structured the dialogue and exchanges between an assembled group of curriculum experts, teachers, and research experts directly involved in statistics teacher training pilot projects in order that they may illustrate their findings and share their experiences.

Participants included key personnel in the Quantitative Literacy Project in the US as well as members of similar projects in the UK, Germany and other countries. A number of delegates from the developing countries are also represented and provide their personal insights into the specific difficulties that they have experienced as well as suggesting strategies to overcome these.

By including not only the keynote papers but also the comments and interchanges that these have provoked, the discussions have been reproduced in a style which preserves as much as possible the spontaneity and informality of the original sessions.

 

Research on the Role of Technology in Teaching and Learning Statistics

 

Proceedings of the 1996 IASE Round Table Conference, University of Granada, Spain, 23–27 July, 1996

Edited by: Joan B. Garfield (University of Minnesota, USA), and Gail Burrill (University of Wisconsin, USA)

Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute, 1997, pp. xi + 313. ISBN 90-73592-12-7. Price: US$ 30.

This volume consists of the proceedings of the 1996 IASE Round Table Conference, held in Granada, Spain. It contains twenty-one papers and five summaries of discussions, grouped into the following categories: (1) How technology is changing the teaching of statistics at the secondary level, (2) Developing exemplary software, (3) What we are learning from empirical research, (4) How technology is changing the teaching of statistics at the college level, and (5) Questions to be addressed on the role of technology in statistics education.

Note: last copy

 

Economic Statistics: Accuracy, Timeliness, and Relevance

 

Edited by: Zoltán Kenessey

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 1997, pp. vii + 259, soft cover. ISBN 0-16-049117-7. Price: €20.

In September 1996, a conference was held in Washington, D.C. on "The Accuracy, Timeliness, and Relevance of Economic Statistics." The sponsoring organisations were the International Statistical Institute (isi initiated the project and co-ordinated the program); the Bureau of Economic Analysis (bea hosted the conference at its conference facility); and Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities (which provided indispensable support for the conference). These three organisations each provided two of the articles in this book, together with the studies included from Statistics Canada, the Statistics Bureau of Japan, the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics, and the International Monetary Fund. This volume, in addition to these studies and the comments by the discussants of the papers, includes the luncheon address of Professor Robert Eisner from Northwestern University, the remarks of the imf First Deputy Managing Director, Dr. Stanley Fischer, and the review by Messrs. Hermann Habermann and Stefan Schweinfest from the UN Statistical Division at the closing session of the conference.

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The Future of Statistics: An International Perspective

 

Edited by: Zoltán Kenessey

Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute, 1994, pp. vi + 296, soft cover. ISBN 90 73592-10-9.

The volume contains Proceedings of the "Long Term Perspectives of International Statistics" conference held in Voorburg, 1994. It encompasses eight studies prepared for the conference, the text of the invited discussants' papers, an introductory overview by the editor and the concluding address by a Vice President of ISI. The conference was sponsored by ISI, Statistics Netherlands, Central Planning Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands and Eurostat.

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Demographic Problems of Countries Changing to a Market Economy

 

Edited by: Zoltán Kenessey

This Book is based on a ISI Cutting Edge Conference which was held in Seoul, Korea entitled “Demographic Problems of Countries Changing to a Market Economy”.

As organizer it is my first and sencerely pleasant duty to express muchh gratitude to the local host of the conference, the National Statistical Office of Korea, which had earded the widest recognition for the excellent local arrangements amosgst all participants. In addition, specoal thanks are due to Professor J.C. Lee for facilitating the holding of the Conference.

I believe the studies in this volume testify to the intellectual riches that wera displayed in Seoul at this conference. Indeed, Many thanks need to be expressed to the authors of all papers, to the discussants, chairpersons, etc. (as listed in the programme).

There are many specific matters coverd in the material shown, but one overriding message was conveyed: the transition to democracy and market economy must be to somthing better. In this context increased mortality and declines in life expectancy are scrious anomolies, which, in the end, may indermine the success of transition. We hope that the conference and this book can call sufficient attention to this important issue.

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