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 four internal faculty members and one external member). 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 2020 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 February 29, 2020 to Thomas Wehrly, the Chair of the 2020 Parzen Prize Committee, via e-mail to email@example.com or to:
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
2016 William Cleveland, Purdue University
2019 Bin Yu, University of California, Berkeley
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