We our proud to announce that the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) has selected three of our alumni as their 2021 class of fellows:

Charles Geyer, Professor in the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota, graduated from our department with his Ph.D. in 1990 under the supervision of Professor Emerita Elizabeth Thompson. IMS has selected Geyer as fellow for fundamental contributions to Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, likelihood methods, and statistical genetics.

Jian Huang, Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, graduated from our department with his Ph.D. in 1994 under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Jon Wellner. IMS has selected Huang as a fellow for fundamental contributions to high-dimensional statistics, survival analysis, and statistical genetics and genomics.

Ruben Zamar, Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, graduated from our department with his Ph.D. in 1985 under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Doug Martin. IMS has selected Zamar as a fellow for fundamental contributions in Robust Statistics, introducing the Min-max bias estimates, cell contamination in High Dimensional data, and many other useful procedures for robust estimation in Multivariate data.

Their names are highlighted in the IMS website here.