Peter Hoff, Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony will take place on July 2, 2018, at the IMS Annual Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Dr. Hoff received the award for sustained and important contributions to sparse, interval and spectral estimation, for applied work in the area of networks and for service to the IMS through editorial responsibilities.
Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. In 2018, after reviewing 37 nominations, 20 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 3,500 active members throughout the world. Approximately 10% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship