We are pleased to announce that Anru Zhang has been selected to receive the 2022 Tweedie New Researcher Award, as recommended by the IMS Committee on Travel Awards. Anru Zhang is the tenured Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. M.D. Associate Professor at the Departments of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistical Science at Duke University, and an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 (advised by T. Tony Cai) and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Peking University in 2010. Read more about him on his webpage.
Dr. Zhang’s citation reads, “For his fundamental contribution to tensor learning and significant contributions to high-dimensional statistical inference, non-convex optimization, and statistical learning theory, as well as his contribution to the statistical profession through mentorship of students.”
He will present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference (formally, the 22nd Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability) at George Mason University, August 3-6, 2022: see meeting information here.