Professor Alan Hammond has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Congratulations!

Alan Hammond Named IMS Fellow


Alan Hammond, Professor, University of California, Berkeley has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Dr. Hammond received the award for making major advances in two of the most difficult and deepest questions of modern probability arising from central questions of statistical physics, and for substantial progress on rigorous study of self-avoiding walk.


The designation of IMS Fellow has been a significant honor for over 85 years. Each Fellow has demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability or has demonstrated leadership that has profoundly influenced the field. Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of their peers for the award. In 2021, after reviewing 75 nominations, 41 were selected for IMS 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 15% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.