Bradley Efron of Stanford University, an IMS Fellow, former IMS president, and current editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics, has been awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bush.

The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences.” In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences.

See the press release of the Executive Office of the President