IMS Logo UW Logo 18th Meeting of New Researchers
in Statistics and Probability

University of Wisconsin - Madison, July 28-30, 2016

About the Meeting


The IMS New Researchers Conference in Statistics and Probability is an annual conference organized under the auspices of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). It is modeled after the European Young Statisticians Meetings, which is sponsored by the Bernoulli Society. The 2016 edition will be the 18th such conference.

The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in these fields. The participants will present their research via a short expository talk or a poster and mingle throughout the day. There will be longer talks by senior researchers, as well as panels on teaching, on mentoring of graduate students, on publishing and on grant writing. The meeting covers a wide range of topics in statistics and applied statistics, and some probability.

Anyone who has received a Ph.D. on or after 2011, or expects to receive a Ph.D. by the end of 2016, is eligible to attend, though participation is by invitation only. Go to the application page for more information.

Note that the meeting is to be held just prior to the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), which will be at McCormick Place in Chicago, just a few hours drive from Madison. Transportation to JSM from UW-Madison will be provided for all conference participants.

Organizing committee (2016): Karl Rohe (Chair; U Wisconsin), Ali Shojaie (U Washington), Noah Simon (U Washington), Xingye Qiao (Binghamton), Anru Zhang (U Wisconsin), Jian Ding (U Chicago), Jessi Cisewski (Yale), Rajen Shah (Cambridge), Po-Ling Loh (U Pennsylvania), Tracy Ke (U Chicago), Elizabeth Ogburn (Johns Hopkins), and Alexander Volfovsky (Harvard).

Past meetings