We are pleased to announce the following members have received the 2019 IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award:

Yuqi Gu, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan





Didong Li, Department of Mathematics, Duke University





Ashwin Pananjady, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley





The recipients of the award will present at an invited session as part of the World Congress/IMS Annual Meeting in Seoul Korea, August 17, 2020 – August 21, 2020: The award winners were selected using a process that incorporated input from the other applicants through peer reviews and an IMS selection committee.

Lawrence D. Brown (1940-2018), Miers Busch Professor and Professor of Statistics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, had a distinguished academic career. He was known for his groundbreaking work in a broad range of fields including decision theory, recurrence and partial differential equations, nonparametric function estimation, minimax and adaptation theory, and the analysis of call-center data. Professor Brown’s firm dedication to all three pillars of academia—research, teaching, and service—sets an exemplary model for generations of new statisticians. The IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award advocates for the values by which he lived.

To donate to the IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award Fund, please visit: https://www.imstat.org/shop/donation/