Philippe Rigollet

Philippe Rigollet named IMS Fellow

May 12, 2021

IDSS and SDSC faculty member Philippe Rigollet, Professor of Mathematics, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Dr. Rigollet received the award for outstanding contributions to the analysis of statistical versus computational trade-offs, to the theory of aggregation, and to statistical optimal transport.

Rigollet works at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and optimization, focusing primarily on the design and analysis of statistical methods for high-dimensional problems. At the Université Paris VI, Rigollet earned a BSc in statistics in 2001, a BSc in applied mathematics in 2002, and a PhD in mathematical statistics in 2006. He has held positions as a visiting assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then as an assistant professor at Princeton University.

The designation of IMS Fellow has been an 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.

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