The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University Invites Nominations for the Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation
To promote the dissemination of statistical innovation, the Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation is awarded in even numbered years to a North American statistician whose outstanding research contributions include innovations that have had impact on practice and whose Ph.D. degree is at least 25 years old.
The Parzen Prize is awarded by the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University and is selected by the members of the Parzen Prize Committee (consisting of three internal faculty members and two external faculty members). The prize consists of an honorarium of $1000 and travel to College Station, TX, to present a lecture at the Prize Ceremony.
Nominations for the 2016 Parzen Prize should include a letter describing the nominee’s outstanding contributions to high impact innovative research in statistics, a current curriculum vita, and two supporting letters. Nominations should be submitted by August 15, 2016 to the Chair of the 2016 Parzen Prize Committee:
Professor Thomas Wehrly
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
College Station Texas 77843-3143.
Previous Parzen Prize Winners:
1994 Grace Wahba, University of Wisconsin
1996 Donald P. Rubin, Harvard University
1998 Bradley Efron, Stanford University
2000 C.R. Rao, Pennsylvania State University
2002 David R. Brillinger, University of California, Berkeley
2004 Jerome H. Friedman, Stanford University
2006 Alan Gelfand, Duke University
2008 Nancy Reid, University of Toronto , Marvin Zelen, Harvard University
2010 Roger Koenker, University of Illinois
2012 Adrian Raftery, University of Washington
2014 Trevor Hastie, Stanford University
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