Call for ICSA Award Nominations

Date: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pao-Lu Hsu Award

The Pao-Lu Hsu Prize is presented every three years by the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), usually at an ICSA conference, to an individual under age 50, who makes influential and fundamental contributions to any field of statistics and probability, and exemplifies Hsu's deep involvement in developing statistics and probability research with significant impact on education.

Professor Hsu, born in 1910, was a pioneer and founder of the newly formed discipline of statistics and probability in China. He was best known for his rigorous research with depth and breadth, and for his profound impact on younger generations. He became the first professor of statistics and probability, Peking University, in 1940. In 1948, he was elected to the very first class of Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He published about 40 articles; see ``Pao-Lu Hsu Memorial Collection'' published by Peking University Press for more details.

Eligibility:  The prize is open to all nationalities, member or non-member of ICSA. Priorities are given to the candidates whose work contributes greatly to the research and education of Chinese statisticians. The award recipient will speak at an ICSA International Conference. The award includes $3000 (US dollars) in cash prize.

Nomination Process:  Send the following materials to Award Committee Chair, Professor Mei-Cheng Wang, via email to mcwang@jhu.edu with the subject entitled "PL Hsu Award Nomination". Items below can be sent as pdf, ps or plain text attachments.

(A) Nomination letter which include the following information: nominator's name, mail/email address and phone number; nominee's name, date of birth, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; a summary of the supportive evidences that are the basis for the nomination. The length of the nomination letter should not exceed 3 pages.

(B) Nominee's current CV.

(C) Three letters of recommendation.

Deadline: The deadline for nomination is May 1, 2018.

Additional Information: The ICSA Award Committee will review and evaluate nominations.

 

Distinguished Achievement Award

The ICSA Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to individual(s) "In recognition of the distinguished achievement in statistical research and unselfish support of the association", as noted at the ICSA website: http://www.icsa.org/icsa/awards/distinguished-achievement-award.

Eligibility:  Nominees must be ICSA members with good standing, being a member of ICSA for at least the past three consecutive years. Members of the Award Committee and the Executive Committee are not eligible to receive the award during the term of service.

 

Nomination Process:  Nominator is responsible for preparing a complete package for the nominee that should at minimum contain the following 1) nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter from the nominator summarizing the nominee’s achievement in statistical research and unselfish support of the association. Besides items 1) and 2), additional nomination material such as recommendation letters is encouraged but not required. Send the nomination materials to Award Committee Chair, Professor Mei-Cheng Wang, via email to mcwang@jhu.edu with the subject entitled "Distinguished Achievement Award Nomination". Nomination items can be sent as pdf, ps or plain text attachments.

Deadline: The deadline for nomination is May 1, 2018.

Additional Information: The ICSA Award Committee will review and evaluate nominations.

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