Husker statistician Bertrand Clarke named IMS fellow

Bertrand Clarke
Bertrand Clarke

August 7, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — University of Nebraska–Lincoln statistician Bertrand Clarke has been named a 2019 fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place on July 29 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, Colorado.

Clarke serves as professor and head of the Department of Statistics at Nebraska. He received the IMS award for contributions to the theoretical justification of reference priors and on aspects of model selection involving Bayesian model averaging.

“I am immensely grateful to be named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, an organization that has played a substantial role in my professional development,” Clarke said.

Clarke has been in his current position at Nebraska since 2013.

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 3,500 active members throughout the world. Approximately 12% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.

Haley Apel
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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