The IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award provides funds for travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference. The recipient of the 2021 Tweedie New Researcher Award is Chao Gao.

Dr. Gao is an assistant professor in statistics at the University of Chicago. He was selected by the IMS Committee on Travel Awards, “For groundbreaking contributions to robust statistics, including establishing connections with generative adversarial networks, network analysis, and high-dimensional statistical inference.”