Aug 30, 2017

International Prize in Statistics presented to David Cox

As we previously reported, IMS Fellow Sir David Cox was named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The prize was presented to Cox via video link at the opening ceremony of the World Statistics Congress in Marrakech, Morocco, in July. Sir David Spiegelhalter received the plaque on behalf of Sir David Cox, who was unable to attend the conference, but a short video was shown of him accepting the award. The International Prize in Statistics will be bestowed every other year to an individual or team for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology and human welfare.

Pictured below: Richard Davis (IMS past-president), Barry Nussbaum (president of ASA), Elizabeth Thompson (president of IBS), Sir David Spiegelhalter (president of RSS—holding the plaque), two Moroccan ministers, and Pedro Silva (president of ISI). Sir David Cox is in the video link behind them.

 
UPDATE (20 September 2017)
You can read a report of the conference, and see more photographs, at this link.

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