The Carver Medal Committee of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Jean Opsomer to receive the 2019 Harry C. Carver Medal. The award is made in recognition of his outstanding contributions to IMS, especially through his steady service and guidance as two-term Treasurer of the IMS that put IMS finances on a healthy and stable path.
Jean Opsomer is a Vice President of Westat. Prior to this, he was a professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, which he joined in 2007. Previously, Jean spent 12 years at Iowa State University as a faculty member in the Department of Statistics, affiliated with the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology. He has a Master’s in Management Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a PhD (1995) in Operations Research from Cornell University.
The Carver Medal was created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, Founding Editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statistics and one of the founders of the IMS. The medal is for exceptional service specifically to the IMS. It will be presented to Jean Opsomer at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session (Monday, July 29) at JSM Denver.