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The Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association announces the competition for the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award. In 1998 the Association for Computing Machinery presented its Software System Award to John Chambers for the design and development of S. Dr. Chambers generously donated his award to the Statistical Computing Section to endow an annual prize for statistical software written by, or in collaboration with, an undergraduate or graduate student. The prize carries with it a cash award of $1000, plus a substantial allowance for travel to the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) where the award will be presented.
Teams of up to 3 people can participate in the competition, with the cash award being split among team members. The travel allowance will be given to just one individual in the team, who will be presented the award at JSM. To be eligible, the team must have designed and implemented a piece of statistical software. The individual within the team indicated to receive the travel allowance must have begun the development while a student, and must either currently be a student, or have completed all requirements for her/his last degree after January 1, 2013. To apply for the award, teams must provide the following materials:
All materials must be in English. We prefer that electronic text be submitted in Postscript or PDF. The entries will be judged on a variety of dimensions, including the importance and relevance for statistical practice of the tasks performed by the software, ease of use, clarity of description, elegance and availability for use by the statistical community. Preference will be given to those entries that are grounded in software design rather than calculation. The decision of the award committee is final.
All application materials must be received by 5:00pm EST, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the address below. The winner will be announced in May and the award will be given at the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings.
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