Oct 6, 2016

Call for nominations: Newbold Prize

The Bernoulli Society’s Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every two years, next time in spring 2017. The name of the prize recognizes a historically important role of women in statistics. The prize itself is for excellence in statistics without reference to the gender of the recipient. The Ethel Newbold Prize is generously supported by Wiley.

Description

The Ethel Newbold Prize is to be awarded to an outstanding statistical scientist for a body of work that represents excellence in research in mathematical statistics and/or excellence in research that links developments in a substantive field to new advances in statistics.

In any year in which the award is due, the prize will not be awarded unless the set of all nominations includes candidates from both genders. The award consists of the prize amount of 2,500€ together with an award certificate.

For this call, the prize winner will be selected in spring 2017. The prize will be awarded at a following Bernoulli World Congress, Bernoulli-sponsored major conference, or ISI World Statistics Congress. The awardee will also be invited to present a talk at one of these conferences.

Further information about the Ethel Newbold Prize (and other prizes of the Bernoulli Society) may be found at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes.

Submission of nominations

Each nomination should include a letter outlining the case in support of the nominee, along with a curriculum vitae. Nominations as well as any inquiries about the award should be sent to Oddbjørg Wethelund, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, email: oddbjorg@math.au.dk. The deadline for accepting nominations is November 30, 2016.

The first Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Judith Rousseau at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.

The first Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Judith Rousseau at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.

About Ethel Newbold

Ethel May Newbold (1882–1933) was an English statistician and the first woman to be awarded the Guy Medal in Silver by the Royal Statistical Society, in 1928. A detailed biography of Ethel Newbold may be found in her obituary: Greenwood, M. (1933). Ethel May Newbold. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 96, No. 2 (1933), 354 – 357. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2341811

The Newbold Prize Committee

The members of the committee are Eva B. Vedel Jensen (chair), Claudia Klüppelberg and Jon A. Wellner.

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