The David G. Kendall award for young researchers is awarded jointly by the Bernoulli Society and Royal Statistical Society to recognize excellent research in Mathematical Statistics and in Probability Theory. The Award is in honor of David G. Kendall, who was the first president of the Bernoulli Society, and was awarded the RSS Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981).
The inaugural 2021 David G. Kendall award is given to Ewain Gwynne. Ewain is an associate professor at the University of Chicago and a Clay research fellow. His research focuses on random geometric objects which arise in statistical mechanics, including random curves such as Schramm–Loewner evolution and random surfaces such as Liouville quantum gravity. Ewain received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his PhD from MIT, advised by Scott Sheffield. Before coming to Chicago he was a postdoc at the University of Cambridge.