Sayan Mukherjee was named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for his significant contributions to mathematical statistics, including kernel methodology, distributions on manifolds, and inference for dynamical systems, and for extensive work in computational biology and genomics.
IMS Fellows are elected for demonstrating distinction in statistics or probability. Each fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. Mukherjee and Duke statistics professor Peter Hoff were among 20 researchers selected for 2018. Other IMS Fellows in the Duke Mathematics Department are David Dunson, Rick Durrett and Jonathan Mattingly.
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) is a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory an dapplications of statistics and probability. An induction ceremony for new Fellows will take place at the IMS Annual Meeting in Lithuania on July 2, 2018.
A listing of all the Fellows named this year can be found here: 2018 IMS Fellows
The Duke Today article can be found here: Duke Professors Named Fellows of the IMS