Kavita Ramanan, professor of applied mathematics, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Ramanan’s research is centered on probability theory, stochastic processes and their applications. Her focus has been to develop basic mathematical tools for the study of stochastic processes that arise in applications, especially those modeling stochastic networks. Her work earned her the Erlang prize in 2006 for “outstanding contributions to applied probability” by the INFORMS Applied Probability Society. As an IMS fellow, she joins a group of renowned researchers who have made important contributions to research in statistics and probability. The IMS is an international professional and scholarly society with nearly 4,500 members worldwide.