The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Philip A. Ernst as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award. Dr. Ernst received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Pennsylvania and is now an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Rice University: The IMS Travel Awards Committee selected Dr. Ernst “for his fundamental contributions to exact distribution theory, in particular for his elegant resolution of the Yule’s nonsense correlation problem, and for his development of novel stochastic control techniques for computing the value of insider information in mathematical finance problems.”

Dr. Ernst will present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference, held this year at Simon Fraser University from July 26-28. Visit for more information about the New Researchers Conference.