Robert L. Strawderman Named IMS Fellow


Robert L. Strawderman III, ScD, chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place on July 11, 2012 at the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, Turkey.

Professor Strawderman received the award for innovative methodological contributions to survival analysis, recurrent events, and small sample asymptotics and their applications, as well as for excellence in editorial service.

Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. In 2012, following a review of 47 nominations, 17 were selected for Fellowship. Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 4,300 active members throughout the world. Approximately 8% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.