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Professor Chenlei Leng elected Fellow of the IMS
Chenlei Leng, Professor of Statistics, University of Warwick, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS). Professor Leng received the award for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of high dimensional statistics, statistical machine learning, model selection and network data analysis.
Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences is a member organisation that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 3,500 active members throughout the world.
Warwick Statistics Professor to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)
Professor Xavier Didelot is a member of a team of Warwick researchers awarded a £1m grant from the Wellcome Trust to work with East African countries in their emergency preparations for COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads across Africa.
Tom Berrett wins RSS research prize
Congratulations to Tom Berrett on being awarded the Royal Statistical Society Research Prize . The citation notes his outstanding contributions to understanding and developing nearest neighbour methods for classification, entropy and related functional estimation, and his highly original work on independence and conditional independence testing. Tom will join the Department of Statistics in July.