Leslie M. Moore Wins 2013 Don Owen Award
The 2013 Don Owen Award, given by the American Statistical Association’s San Antonio Chapter, was presented to Leslie M. Moore by chapter vice president, Peter Olofsson, on March 22 during the Conference of Texas Statisticians. The conference was held at Rice University and organized by Dennis D. Cox of the department of statistics.
Moore is a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She earned her doctoral degree in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985, after which she worked for seven years at Los Alamos, one year at the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke University, six years at Comforce Technical Services in Albuquerque, and again joining Los Alamos as a research scientist in 1998, where she has remained.
Moore has published research articles about several topics, including experimental design and, in particular, design of computer experiments, analysis methodology, measurement system assessment, and search algorithms. She is recognized as a leading expert in the design of computer experiments where, in particular, her 1990 article on minimax and maximin design is a widely cited seminal work.
Moore has done an extensive amount of statistical consulting, working on topics such as carbon capture implementation, nuclear plant reliability, transportation simulation, and supercomputer performance. She also has served as supervisor to numerous summer student interns at Los Alamos and won its 2010 Achievement Award for contributions to its student program. She is regularly invited to present her research and consulting work at conferences and symposia. Moore, who was nominated by Michael Hamada of Los Alamos National Laboratory, is a member of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.