The Statistical Computing and Graphics Award recognizes an individual or team for innovation in computing, software, or graphics that has had a significant impact on statistical practice or research. The past awardees are Luke Tierney (2019), Bill Cleveland (2016), and Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka (2010). The prize carries with it a cash award of $5,000 plus an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) where the award will be presented. Nominations packets have to be submitted by email to Dr. Jun Yan, the Awards Chair of the two sections, at [hidden email] by May 31, 2020. Dr. Jun Yan is the Award Chair of the two sections and will be pleased to answer any questions about the submission process and the preparation of the nomination materials.
The prize-winning contribution will have had significant and lasting impacts on statistical computing, software or graphics.
The nominee should be a member of the ASA. The Statistical Computing and Graphics Award Committee will review the nominations and make the final determination of who, if any, 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 Section of Statistical Computing or the Section of Statistical Graphics.
Nomination and Award Dates
Nominations are due by May 31, 2020 for an award to be presented at the 2021 JSM.
Nominations should be submitted as a complete packet, consisting of:
+ a nomination letter, no longer than four pages, addressing points in the selection criteria
+ nominee’s curriculum vita(e)
+ a minimum of 3 (and no more than 4) supporting letters, each no longer than two pages
The Committee will consist of the Chairs and Past Chairs of the Section of Statistical Computing and the Section of Statistical Graphics. The committee will meet at the 2020 JSM to select the recipient(s) of the award.