We are pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2018 IMS New Researcher Travel Awards, who will be using their awards to travel to present a paper or a poster at four different IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meetings.

Abhik Ghosh from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India will be attending SPA 2018, the 40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 11–15.

Also June 11–15 this year is the 4th Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics in Salerno, Italy. Attending this meeting will be William Weimin Yoo from Leiden University in The Netherlands.

Edward Kennedy, Department of Statistics & Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, will travel to the IMS annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania (July 2–6). All the travel award winners will be mentioned in the Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony at this meeting, on the Monday evening.

The other five travel awardees will be using their funds to travel to JSM in Vancouver, July 28–August 2. They are: Emmanuel Afuecheta, Department of Statistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria; Merle Behr, Institute for Mathematical Stochastics, University of Göttingen, Germany; Frank Werner, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany; Himel Mallick, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, USA; and Samuel D. Pimentel, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Emmanuel Afuecheta

Merle Behr

Abhik Ghosh

Edward Kennedy

Himel Mallick

Samuel D. Pimentel

Frank Werner

William Weimin Yoo

We’ll announce the winners of the IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Awards in the next issue. (Hannan Award winners also use their funds to travel to—and possibly present a paper or a poster at—an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting. They are eligible for this newly created award if they are graduate students studying some area of statistical science or probability, who have not yet received a PhD degree.