[R] ASA Statistical Computing & Graphics Student Paper Competition 2016

Patrick Breheny patrick-breheny at uiowa.edu
Fri Sep 18 22:43:21 CEST 2015

Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics Sections
American Statistical Association

Student Paper Competition 2016

The Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics Sections of the ASA
are co-sponsoring a student paper competition on the topics of
Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics.  Students are
encouraged to submit a paper in one of these areas, which might be
original methodological research, some novel computing or graphical
application in statistics, or any other suitable contribution (for
example, a software-related project).  The selected winners will
present their papers in a topic-contributed session at the 2016 Joint
Statistical Meetings and will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Anyone who is a student (graduate or undergraduate) on or after
September 1, 2015 is eligible to participate.  An entry must include
an abstract, a six page manuscript (including figures, tables and
references), blinded versions of the abstract and manuscript (with no
authors and no references that easily lead to identifying the
authors), a C.V., and a letter from a faculty member familiar with the
student's work.  The applicant must be the first author of the paper.
The faculty letter must include a verification of the applicant's
student status and, in the case of joint authorship, should indicate
what fraction of the contribution is attributable to the applicant.
We prefer that electronic submissions of papers be in PDF.  All
materials must be in English.

Students may submit papers to no more than two sections and may accept
only one section's award. Students must inform both sections applied
to when he or she wins and accepts an award, thereby removing the
student from the award competition for the second section.

All application materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST, Tuesday,
December 15, 2015 and should be sent to the e-mail address below.  They
will be reviewed by the Student Paper Competition Award committee of the 
Statistical Computing and Graphics Sections.  The selection criteria 
used by the committee will include innovation and significance of the 
contribution as well as the professional quality of the manuscript. 
Award announcements will be made by January 15th, 2016.

Additional information on the competition can be accessed at the ASA's 
Student Paper Competition/Travel Awards page:
as well as the website of the Statistical Computing Section:
Inquiries and application materials should be emailed to:

Student Paper Competition
Patrick Breheny
patrick-breheny at uiowa.edu

Patrick Breheny
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Iowa
N336 College of Public Health Building

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