May 5, 2023
Rina Foygel Barber, Louis Block Professor, University of Chicago, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Dr. Barber received the award for groundbreaking contributions to selective inference including the development of the knockoff filter; for groundbreaking contributions to model-free predictive inference including the jackknife+ and adapting conformal inference to covariate shifts; and for being a role model as a lecturer, communicator, and research adviser to students and younger researchers. The designation of IMS Fellow has been a significant honor for over 85 years. Each Fellow is assessed by a committee of their peers and has demonstrated distinction in research or leadership that has profoundly influenced the field. Established in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has over 4,700 active members throughout the world. Approximately 10% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship. The announcement of the 2023 class of IMS Fellows can be viewed here: https://imstat.org/2023/05/02/2023-ims-fellows-announced/.