Aug 30, 2017

Nominate for 2018 COPSS awards

Nominations are being sought for the following COPSS awards, which will be presented at the 2018 JSM in Vancouver, Canada (July 28–August 2, 2018).

The R.A. Fisher Award and Lectureship is awarded yearly for outstanding contributions to aspects of statistics and probability that closely relate to the scientific collection and interpretation of data. The award exists to recognize the importance of statistical methods for scientific investigations. The awardee’s hour-long lecture is delivered during JSM. Eligible nominations should be sent in PDF format by December 15, 2017, to the Fisher Award committee Chair (Alicia Carriquiry) or the COPSS Secretary (Wendy Lou). See http://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/fisher-lecturer

The Presidents’ Award is presented yearly in recognition of outstanding contributions to the statistics profession. It is typically granted to an individual who has not yet reached his or her 41st birthday. In the special case of an individual who has received his or her statistically related terminal degree fewer than 12 years prior to the nomination deadline, the individual will be eligible if he or she has not yet reached his or her 46th birthday during the year of the award. Nominations should be sent in PDF format by January 15, 2018, to the Presidents’ Award committee Chair (Amy Herring) or the COPSS Secretary (Wendy Lou). See http://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/presidents

The Elizabeth L. Scott Award is presented biennially (even numbered years) to an individual, male or female, who has helped foster opportunities in statistics for women.  Nominations should be submitted in PDF format by January 15, 2018, to the E.L. Scott Award Committee Chair (Shirley Mills) or the COPSS Secretary (Wendy Lou). See http://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/scott

Deadlines: The nomination deadline for the 2018 Fisher Award is December 15, 2017;  the deadline for the other awards is January 15, 2018.

The 2017 winners are listed here.

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