The New Researchers Group is pleased to congratulate Professor Philip Ernst from the Department of Statistics at Rice University as the winner of the 2018 Tweedie New Researcher Award from the IMS. Professor Ernst will be presented the award at the 2018 New Researchers Conference at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. He will be one of many exciting speakers at the conference where he will present his research entitled Title: Yule’s “Nonsense Correlation” Solved!. His research interests include applied probability, asymptotic statistics, exact distribution theory, probabilistic coupling, quantitative finance, queueing systems, optimal stopping, stochastic control, time series analysis.