Surya Tokdar named IMS fellow

Surya Tokdar in his Office

Surya Tokdar, professor and interim chair of Statistical Science at Duke, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).

The organization’s May 2 announcement notes Tokdar’s intellectual leadership in several fields of Bayesian inference, including posterior consistency, just-right smoothing, and frequentist properties of Bayesian estimates, as well as his development of novel models for analyzing neuroscience data.

Founded in 1935, IMS is a membership organization devoted to “fostering the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability.” Fellows are selected on the basis of their contributions to the field, as assessed by a committee of their peers.

Approximately 12 percent of the 3,500 active IMS members have earned the status of fellowship.