Richard A. Johnson, Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin­Madison, has been selected to receive the 2008 Carver Medal from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). The presentation of the medal will take place July 14, 2008 at a special ceremony at the IMS Annual Meeting in Singapore.

Professor Johnson receives the award for exemplary service and patient wisdom in the creative administration and guidance of IMS programs in different roles over two decades.

The Carver Medal was created by the IMS in 2002 in honor of Harry C. Carver, Founding Editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statistics and one of the founders of the IMS. The medal is for exceptional service specifically to the IMS and is open to any member of the IMS who has not previously been elected President. Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 4500 active members throughout the world.