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This year’s Statistical Computing and Graphics Award winners at JSM 2018

This year’s Statistical Computing and Graphics Award winners at JSM 2018

The Statistical Computing and Graphics Award of the ASA Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics sections recognizes an individual or team for innovation in computing, software, or graphics that has had an impact on statistical practice or research. The prize carries with it a cash award of $5,000, plus an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to the next Joint Statistical Meetings, where the award is be presented.

Qualifications

The prize-winning contribution will have had significant and lasting impact on statistical computing, software, or graphics.

Members of the awards committee depend on the ASA membership to submit nominations. Committee members will review the nominations and make the final determination of who, if anyone, should receive the award. The award may not be given to a sitting member of the awards committee or a sitting member of the executive committee of the Statistical Computing Section or Statistical Graphics Section.

Nomination and Award Dates

Nominations are due by November 15 for an award in the following year. The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings the same year. Nominations should be submitted as a complete packet, consisting of the following:

  • A nomination letter, no longer than four pages, addressing points in the selection criteria
  • The nominee’s curriculum vita(e)
  • A minimum of three (and no more than four) supporting letters, each no longer than two pages

Selection Process

Members of the awards committee will consist of the chairs and past chairs of the Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics sections. The selection process is handled by the awards chairs of the Statistical Computing Section and Statistical Graphics Section. Nominations and questions should be sent to jun.yan@uconn.edu.

Past awardees include Bill Cleveland (2016) and Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka (2010).

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