IMS Fellow Peter Jagers has been chosen as this year’s Harry C. Carver Award winner. Peter is Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The citation read, “To Peter Jagers, for heading the organization committees for the first joint Bernoulli Society–IMS World Congress in Uppsala in 1990, and the IMS 2010 Annual meeting in Gothenburg; and for other contributions that have brought IMS and the Bernoulli Society closer together.”
Peter is a Fellow of IMS, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Gothenburg Society of Arts and Sciences; a Member of the International Statistical Institute; and was awarded Doctor honoris causa by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He served as President of the Royal Gothenburg Society of Arts and Sciences 2012, was First Vice-President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2007–10), and was President of the Bernoulli Society (2005–07). He has served several journals including Advances in Applied Probability, Journal of Applied Probability, Springer Series in Probability and its Applications, Mathematical Population Studies, Serdica, and Biology Direct, and was Editor-in-Chief of Stochastic Processes and their Applications from 1989 to 1993.
Peter was not able to travel to receive his award at the World Congress, so the Carver Award will be presented to him at the next IMS annual meeting, at JSM Montreal in August 2013.