Cynthia Rudin Named IMS Fellow and ASA Fellow


Cynthia Rudin was named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for her significant contributions to interpretable machine learning algorithms, prediction in large-scale medical databases, and theoretical properties of ranking algorithms. Rudin, Duke Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistical Science was among 25 researchers selected as 2019 IMS Fellows. Another IMS Fellow in Duke Computer Science is Sayan Mukherjee, selected in 2018. IMS is a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability.

Rudin was also named as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. ASA Fellows are selected for their professional contributions, leadership, and commitment to the field of statistical science.

Induction ceremonies for new Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association took place at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, Colorado in July 2019. Congratulations, Professor Rudin!