ASA Sections on:

Statistical Computing
Statistical Graphics


The Statistical Computing and Graphics Award

The ASA Sections of Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics have established the Statistical Computing and Graphics Award to recognize an individual or team for innovation in computing, software, or graphics that has had a great impact on statistical practice or research. Typically, awards are granted bi-annually.

The prize carries with it a cash award of $5,000 plus an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) where the award will be presented.


The prize-winning contribution will have had significant and lasting impact on statistical computing, software or graphics.

The Awards Committee depends on the American Statistical Association membership to submit nominations. Committee members 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 December 15 for an award in the following year. The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August of the same year. The first award will be given in 2010, and subsequent awards are to be made at most bi-annually according to the discretion of the Awards Committee.

Nominations should be submitted as a complete packet, consisting of:

  • nomination letter, no longer than four pages, addressing points in the selection criteria
  • nominee's curriculum vita(e)
  • maximum of four supporting letters, each no longer than two pages

Selection Process

The Awards Committee will consist of the Chairs and Past Chairs of the Sections on Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics.

The selection process will be handled by the Awards Chair of the Statistical Computing Section. Nominations and questions are to be sent to the e-mail address below.

Jun Yan
University of Connecticut

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