May 22, 2016

IMS Travel Awards announced

The 15 recipients of this year’s IMS Travel Awards

The IMS Travel Awards provide funding for travel to present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting, for New Researchers who would not otherwise be able to attend. See

 Abhishek Chakrabortty  Shih-Kang Chao  emilie devijver3
Abhishek Chakrabortty Shih-Kang Chao Emilie Devijver
Harvard University, USA Purdue University, USA KU Leuven, Belgium
 Ethan X Fang  Fengnan Gao  Edward Kennedy
Ethan X. Fang Fengnan Gao Edward Kennedy
Penn State University, USA Leiden University, The Netherlands University of Pennsylvania, USA
 Sebastian Kurtek Andrew J Landgraf  matey neykov
Sebastian Kurtek Andrew J. Landgraf Matey Neykov
The Ohio State University, USA Battelle Memorial Institute, USA Princeton University, USA
 Yang Ning  Gunwoong Park  Kolyan Ray
Yang Ning Gunwoong Park Kolyan Ray
Princeton University, USA University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Leiden University, The Netherlands
 Srijan Sengupta  Botond Szabo Weichen Wang
Srijan Sengupta Botond Szabó Weichen Wang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Leiden Univ and Budapest University of Technology & Economics Princeton University, USA


Where are these New Researchers going with their awards?

Edward Kennedy will be traveling to Avignon, France, for the Third Conference of the International Society for Non-Parametric Statistics (ISNPS), June 11–16, 2016 w

Shih-Kang Chao will use his travel award for the IMS Asia Pacific Rim meeting that takes place June 27–30, 2016, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong w

The 9th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, hosted by the Fields Institute, Toronto from July 11–15, 2016, is also the location of the IMS Annual Meeting. Attending the World Congress will be Fengnan Gao, Gunwoong Park, Kolyan Ray and Botond Szabó. Meeting details at w

The remaining recipients—Abhishek Chakrabortty, Emilie Devijver, Ethan X. Fang, Sebastian Kurtek, Andrew J. Landgraf, Matey Neykov, Yang Ning, Srijan Sengupta and Weichen Wang—will be attending JSM 2016 in Chicago, July 30–August 4: w

If you are attending any of these meetings yourself, do go and introduce yourselves and, if you can, listen to their talks or look at their posters.

Want to apply for next year?

If you are a new researcher interested in attending an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting (other than the New Researchers Conference, which is funded separately), check out the information on how to apply at


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