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International Statistical Institute
Formation1885
TypeStatistical society
HeadquartersThe Hague, Netherlands
President
Xuming He
Websitewww.isi-web.org Edit this at Wikidata

The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is a professional association of statisticians. It was founded in 1885, although there had been international statistical congresses since 1853.[1] The institute has about 4,000 members from government, academia, and the private sector. The affiliated associations have membership open to any professional statistician.

The institute publishes a variety of books and journals, and holds an international conference every two years. The biennial convention was commonly known as the ISI Session; however, since 2011, it is now referred to as the ISI World Statistics Congress.[2] The permanent office of the institute is located in the Statistics Netherlands (CBS) building in the Leidschenveen-Ypenburg district of The Hague, in the Netherlands. The ISI does not disclose its membership fees until an applicant has created an account.

Specialized associations

ISI serves as an umbrella for seven specialized Associations:[3][4]

Committees

ISI Committees fall under one of three categories: operational, special interest, and outreach.

Current Special Interest Groups are:

Journals

ISI publishes the following journals:

Karl Pearson Prize

The Karl Pearson Prize was commenced by the ISI in 2013 to acknowledge contributions, which must be a research article or book published within the last three decades, on statistical theory, methodology, practice, or applications. The prize was named after English statistician Karl Pearson. It is bestowed biennially at the ISI World Statistics Congress. The winner of the prize receives 5,000 euros and gives the Karl Pearson Lecture.[6]

Peter McCullagh and John Nelder were the winners of the inaugural Karl Pearson Prize "for their monograph Generalized Linear Models (1983)".[7]

Presidents of ISI

The organization has had thirty-eight presidents.[8] The current president is Xuming He.[9]

Notable members

1929 World population estimate comparison of ISI and League of Nations

See also

References

  1. ^ Nixon, J. W. (1960). "A History of the International Statistical Institute, 1885-1960" (PDF). International Statistical Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on Sep 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "World Statistics Congresses". International Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Associations". ISI. Archived from the original on Oct 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr. Shigeru Kawasaki became new President of the IAOS". Statistics Bureau of Japan. September 30, 2013. Archived 2018-06-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Advisory Board on Ethics". ISI. Archived from the original on Dec 6, 2023.
  6. ^ "The Karl Pearson Prize for Contemporary Research Contribution". International Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ "The inaugural Karl Pearson Prize". The International Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  8. ^ "ISI presidents". International Statistical Institute. Retrieved June 21, 2023.
  9. ^ "History". International Statistical Institute. Retrieved June 21, 2023.
  10. ^ Queen Beatrix at jubilee conference of the International Statistical Institute. Netherland National Archive. Photograph collection.