The IMS Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Award is open: the application deadline is May 1, 2023. Eligible applicants compete to be one of three speakers at an invited session as part of the IMS Annual Meeting (which will be the Bernoulli–IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, in Germany, August 12–16, 2024).

Lawrence D. Brown (1940-2018), Miers Busch Professor and Professor of Statistics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, had a distinguished academic career with groundbreaking contributions to a range of fields in theoretical and applied statistics. Moreover, he was an enthusiastic and dedicated mentor to many graduate students. This award was established with funds from Brown’s family and friends. (Donations to this fund are welcome: see under “IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award Fund.”)

Eligible applicants will compete to be one of three speakers at an invited session as part of the IMS Annual Meeting. The award will also include reimbursement for both travel and the meeting registration fee (up to $2,000 in total for each recipient). Applicants must be

• IMS members (joining at the time of applying for the award is permitted; join here, student membership is FREE)

• current PhD students (i.e., have not yet received their PhD degree) at the time of the application deadline, who are studying an area of statistical science, probability or machine learning;

• able to present at the following year’s IMS Annual Meeting.

The deadline to submit an application is May 1, with winners announced by November 1. The winners will then present their paper in an invited session at the IMS Annual Meeting the following year. The award application and the meeting abstract submission/registration will be managed separately.

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