May 15, 2017

IMS Travel Awards recipients

This year’s six recipients of the 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 We present the six recipients of this year’s IMS Travel Awards: Stephen Chan, Ethan X. Fang, Zijian Guo, Gül İnan, Chengchun Shi and Zifeng Zhao.

All six of these IMS Travel Awards recipients will be traveling to the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore (July 29–August 4, 2017) to present a paper.

Stephen Chan will be presenting a poster, Statistical Analysis of the Exchange Rate of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies, in the Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee (SPAAC) Poster Competition on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Ethan Fang is chairing a session on Advancing Translational Research Using Novel Statistical Analyzes for Complex and Omics Data, on the Monday morning at 10:30am.

Zijian Guo is presenting a paper, Optimal Estimation of Co-Heritability in High-Dimensional Linear Models, in the New Challenges in High-Dimensional Statistical Inference session at 8:30am on the Thursday.

Gül İnan’s paper, A Score Test for Over-Dispersion in Marginalized Zero-Inflated Poisson Regression Models, is in the Model/Variable Selection session on the Wednesday morning at 10:30am.

Chengchun Shi will present On Testing Conditional Qualitative Treatment Effects in the Causal Inference in Biometric Data session, at 8:30am on the Thursday.

On Sunday, July 30, at 2:00pm the contributed paper session, Methods in Financial Risk Assessment, includes Zifeng Zhao’s paper, Modeling Maxima in Financial Time Series with Dynamic Generalized Extreme Value Distribution.

If you are attending any of these sessions, do go and introduce yourselves!

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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