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SPES Congratulates Contributed Paper Award Winners

1 November 2013 52 views No Comment
Michael Crotty, SAS Institute, SPES Awards Chair
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The Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences is pleased to announce the results of its annual competition for contributed papers presented at the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings in Montréal, Québec, Canada:

    Outstanding Presentation Award: Thomas Santner, The Ohio State University, for “Estimating Local Sensitivity Indices for Deterministic Computer Simulator Output with Rectangular and Non-Rectangular Input Regions”

    Runner-up Outstanding Presentation Award: Matthew Avery, Institute for Defense Analyses, for “Experimental Design Challenges in Operational Testing: Recent Case Studies”

    Honorable Mention: Seth Guikema, The Johns Hopkins University, for “Statistical Forecasting of Hurricane Power Outages”

    Honorable Mention: Laura June Freeman, Institute for Defense Analyses, for “Statistical Engineering Case Study: Revising Test Protocols for Combat Helmet Testing”

    Honorable Mention: Yevgeniya Pinelis, CNA, for “A Proposal for an Experiment with Navy Enlistment Contract Lengths”

    Honorable Mention: Donald Gantz, George Mason University, for “A Similarity Score for Fingerprint Images”

    Honorable Mention: Rebecca Dickinson, Virginia Tech, for “Statistical Methods for Combining Information: Stryker Family of Vehicles Reliability Case Study”

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    The outstanding presentation awards encourage excellence in presentation and have helped raise the quality of SPES contributed sessions. All awards are based on audience evaluations of each speaker. Winners receive a certificate recognizing their accomplishment as well as a cash award. The awards for the 2013 JSM best presentations will be presented at the SPES mixer during the 2014 meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Start preparing now for JSM 2014 and you may see your name listed among the SPES Outstanding Presentation Award winners next year.

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