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The UK Royal Statistical Society has announced its medals and prizes for 2022.  The Guy Medal in Gold is awarded to Nancy Reid for her pioneering work on higher-order approximate inference which provides a foundational basis for optimal information extraction from data, and has wide-ranging impact on the practice of…

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced its Class of 2021 Fellows. Among the 564 AAAS Fellows were eight in the Section on Statistics: Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, University of Michigan; Valen Earl Johnson, Texas A&M University; Mingyao Li, University of Pennsylvania; Tapabrata (Taps) Maiti,…

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Weijie Su, assistant professor of statistics at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the inaugural Early Career Prize in Data Science awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). It recognizes an outstanding early career researcher in the mathematics of data science. Weijie will give a talk…

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IMS student member Steven T. Moen, PhD student at the University of Wisconsin, won the ASA John J. Bartko Scholarship Award to attend the Conference on Statistical Practice (which was virtual this year, in February). Steven decided to study economics in college but especially the models and systems used…

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James O’Malley was recently appointed to the Peggy Y. Thomson Professorship in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences; he is the first statistician in this role. O’Malley is a professor in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI) and department of biomedical data science in the Dartmouth Geisel School…

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