Jean Opsomer, Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place July 11, 2012 at the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, Turkey.
Professor Opsomer received the award for significant research contributions in the areas of sample surveys, spline‐based methods for function estimation, and model‐assisted estimation; and for editorial and executive service to the profession.
Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. In 2012, after reviewing 47 nominations, 17 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 4300 active members throughout the world. Approximately 8% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.