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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Eric Kolaczyk Named IMS Fellow

August 14th, 2017

Professor Eric Kolaczyk has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place July 31 at the Joint Statistics Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Kolaczyk received the award for fundamental contributions to wavelet‐based and multi‐scale methods, and statistical inference of network data, with applications to image segmentation, remote sensing, computer traffic and biological networks.

Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. In 2017, after reviewing 41 nominations, 20 were selected for Fellowship. Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization which 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 10% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship

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