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COPSS Award Nominations Sought

1 November 2009 No Comment

Nominations are being sought for the following awards presented by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS).

Fisher Lectureship and Award

The Fisher Lectureship is awarded 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 hour-long lecture is delivered during JSM. Eligible nominations should be sent in PDF format by December 15, 2009, to Hal Stern, committee chair, at sternh@uci.edu.

Presidents’ Award

The Presidents’ Award is presented 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. Eligible nominations should include a current curriculum vitae, the nominee’s date of birth, a nomination letter (up to three pages), and up to five supporting letters. Nominations should be sent in PDF format by January 15, 2010, to Harry Joe, committee chair, at harry@stat.ubc.ca.

Elizabeth L. Scott Award

The Elizabeth L. Scott Award recognizes excellence in developing programs to encourage women to seek careers in statistics, successfully mentoring women students or new researchers, working to identify gender-based inequities in employment, and serving as a role model to women. Nominations should include a nomination letter, letters of support, and a curriculum vitae. Nominations should be sent in PDF format by January 15, 2010, to Michael R. Kosorok, committee chair, at kosorock@unc.edu.

These awards are jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Biometric Society (ENAR), the International Biometric Society (WNAR), and the Statistical Society of Canada.

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