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Announcement. Student paper competition. ASA Statistics Computing and Graphics

Student paper competition

Student Paper Competition 2017

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 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings. The prize carries with it a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone who is a student (graduate or undergraduate) on or after September 1, 2016 is eligible to participate. An entry must include an abstract, a six page manuscript (including figures, tables and references; a two-column format is acceptable), blinded versions of the abstract and manuscript (with no author names or other information that easily identifies the authors), a CV, 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 consist of PDF files. 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, Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the 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.

Additional important information on the competition may be found at and

Patrick Breheny
Department of Biostatistics
University of Iowa

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