School of Mathematics

Ruth King Named IMS Fellow

Ruth King, Thomas Bayes' Chair of Statistics, University of Edinburgh, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Prof. King received the award for significant contributions to the analysis of capture-recapture-type data, hidden Markov models, state-space models, integrated models, Monte Carlo and Bayesian methods, efficient model-fitting algorithms and missing data; and for leadership at the University of Edinburgh, the National Centre for Statistical Ecology and International Biometrics Society.

The designation of IMS Fellow has been a significant honor for over 85 years. Each Fellow is assessed by a committee of their peers and has demonstrated distinction in research or leadership that has profoundly influenced the field.

Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 4,200 active members throughout the world. Approximately 10% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.