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The new Executive Committee. As it was already announced the new Executive Committee was elected by an electronic ballott; the results are posted at the IAMP webpage under "Membership list". Following the Statutes and By-Laws the EC members elected new officers among themselves. The composition of the Executive Committee for the next three-year term starting on January 1, 2009, is the following:
New members: The following colleagues recently
joined the Association
| Jacob Daniel Biamonte
|| University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
| Chandrasekhar Mukku
|| International Institute of Information Technology,
| Maria J. Esteban
|| CNRS and Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France
|| Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
| Alexander Sobolev
|| University College London, UK
| Joachim Stubbe
|| EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
| Xu Runzhang
|| Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China
We welcome them heartily!
Obituary: Kiyoshi Ito (1915-2008)One of the great figures of probability theory in the twentieth century, Kiyoshi Ito died on November 10, 2008, at the age of 93. He graduated from the Imperial University Tokyo at the age of 23, after that he started to work for the national statistical office. During that time he published two of his seminal works on probability and stochastic processes. In 1945 he got a PhD, seven years later he became a professor at the University of Kyoto, where he remained until his retirement in 1979. He held also professorships at Aarhus and Cornell.