Yufeng Liu, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place July 31 at the Joint Statistics Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Liu received the award for outstanding research in statistical learning, especially with respect to multiclass classification and thresholding, and for applications of statistical methods to genomics.

Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. In 2017, after reviewing 41 nominations, 20 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 3,500 active members throughout the world. Approximately 10% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship

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