Mathematics professor Edward Waymire has received the 2014 Carver Medal from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). He was recognized for his manifold contributions to the IMS in various capacities, but in particular for exceptional service to the Annals of Applied Probability far beyond his role as its editor.
"To be entrusted by my peers with stewardship over major activities of our profession has been rewarding in its own right," said Waymire. "The Carver Medal really speaks to the altruistic spirit of my many distinguished colleagues from around the world who share in the research, education, and outreach missions of our profession. It is this connection that gives me the greatest satisfaction."
Waymire is member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), a Fellow of the IMS, past-editor for the Annals of Applied Probability and past-president of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability. He has served on numerous committees of professional societies and authored textbooks on topics such as stochastic processes and probability theory.
"The dedicated contributions of people like Edward Waymire have assured the future of the IMS,” said Bin Yu, President of the IMS. “The members of the IMS are in his debt, and it is my personal delight to offer our thanks for his dedicated service to our profession and our Institute.”
Waymire was a co-principal investigator on a successfully completed multidisciplinary NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) award in Ecosystems Informatics at Oregon State University, and a just completed National Science Foundation grant in Mathematical Biology from the Division of Mathematical Sciences. He is currently a co-PI on a recent NSF award devoted to the mathematics of fluid flow.
His research interests include applications of probability and stochastic processes to problems involving flow and/or dispersion. Waymire received his PhD from the University of Arizona. He joined the OSU Mathematics Department in 1981.
With 4,000 members worldwide, IMS has been fostering the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability since 1933.