Berkeley alumnus Shankar Bhamidi, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Dr. Bhamidi received the award for his many outstanding contributions to a wide variety of topics in network modeling and its applications. He completed his PhD in 2008, under David Aldous.
Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of their peers for the award. In 2020, after reviewing 73 nominations, 35 were selected for Fellowship. 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 3,500 active members throughout the world. Approximately 12% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.