The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Rina Foygel Barber as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Dr. Barber received her PhD in 2012 from the University of Chicago, where she is now Assistant Professor of Statistics: see The IMS Travel Awards Committee selected Dr. Barber “for groundbreaking contributions in high-dimensional statistics, including the identifiability of graphical models, low-rank matrix estimation, and false discovery rate theory. A special mention is made for her role in the development of the knockoff filter for controlled variable selection.”

Dr. Barber will present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference, held this year at the Johns Hopkins University from July 27-29. Visit for more information about the New Researchers Conference.