Tuesday, September 19, 2023

A University of Iowa professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science has been named a fellow at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Dale Zimmerman was selected for his development of fundamental theory and methodology associated with complex spatial, spatiotemporal, and longitudinal data and applications to optimal spatial sampling, health data geoprivacy, and environmental statistics. Zimmerman, a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) since 1986, also was honored for his outstanding editorial service to mathematics.

 “I was greatly honored to be named an IMS Fellow,” Zimmerman says. “My attainment of this honor improves the reputation and standing of the department nationally and internationally. I am the third member of our current faculty to hold the title of IMS Fellow.” 

The IMS is an international professional and scholarly society devoted to the development, dissemination, and application of statistics and probability—it has about 4,000 members.

Between 10 to 25 fellows are elected each year through a competitive process. All fellows have demonstrated distinction in research in statistics of probability by publication or independent work or merit.