Ambuj Tewari, Professor, University of Michigan, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Dr. Tewari received the award for contributions to research at the interface of statistics and machine learning including online learning, bandit problems, and reinforcement learning, and for leadership in the emerging areas of mobile health and precision medicine.

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.