The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Huixia Judy Wang as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Huixia received her PhD in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University.

The IMS Travel Awards Committee selected Dr. Wang, “For deep and varied contributions to the theory and applications of quantile regression, and for outstanding collaborative statistical research in a wide variety of areas, including genomics, cytometry, neuroimaging and wildlife science; and for service to the profession.”

The IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award will fund Dr. Wang’s travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers’ Conference, held this year in La Jolla, CA, USA in July, just before JSM in San Diego. The award was created in memory of Richard Tweedie, who played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities.

Huixia Judy Wang
Huixia Judy Wang, the 2012 IMS Tweedie Invited Lecturer