Scientific committee chairs Thomas Mikosch (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on the left in the photo) and Qiwei Yao (London School of Economics, LSE), holding one of the “Mind The Stat” conference tote bags

IMS 2022 Annual Meeting organizers Qiwei Yao and Thomas Mikosch were delighted to welcome more than 520 participants—including over 100 students—to the IMS Annual Meeting in London at the end of June ( For many attendees it was their first in-person conference in three years, and there was a lively buzz of conversation over lunches, and cups of tea and coffee, as friendships and collaborations were formed or renewed. 

In a packed four-day program, there were 60 invited sessions, shared between a range of probability and statistics topics, 17 topic-contributed sessions, and 24 contributed talks sessions. Keynote lectures were delivered by Martin Hairer (two Wald lectures), Heping Zhang (Neyman lecture), Hans-Georg Müller (Rietz lecture), Michael I. Jordan (Wahba lecture; see here for more about Grace Wahba), Russell Lyons (Schramm Lecture). There were four Medallion lectures, by Rodrigo Bañuelos, Rina Foygel Barber, Vlada Limic and Roman Vershynin. The opening reception was hosted by LSE, and a fine banquet on the penultimate evening featured an entertaining after-dinner speech by Bernard Silverman. The winners of the Lawrence Brown PhD Student Award (Rungang Han, Rong Ma, and Chan Park) gave their talks in a special session. Krzysztof Burdzy gave his IMS Presidential Address, as well as presenting the 2022 Fellows, the 2020 and 2021 Carver medals (to Lynne Billard and Tati Howell, respectively), the Peter Hall Award (to Weijie Su), and the travel awards for graduate students and new researchers. 

You can find photos from the meeting in the August 2022 IMS Bulletin.