The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Jingchen Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Dr. Liu received his PhD in 2008 from Harvard University, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University.

The IMS Travel Awards Committee, selected Dr. Liu “For his excellence in research contributions in applied probability including rare-event simulation, large deviations analysis of heavy-tailed stochastic processes, and the analysis of extremal behavior of Gaussian random fields and their associated random differential equations”

The IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award will fund Dr. Liu’s travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers’ Conference, held this year in Montreal, Canada in August.