[R] Statistical Computing & Graphics Student Paper Competition 2017

Patrick Breheny patrick-breheny at uiowa.edu
Tue Sep 27 16:01:40 CEST 2016

Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics Sections
American Statistical Association

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
<http://stat-computing.org/awards/student/faq.html> and

Inquiries and application materials should be sent to:

Patrick Breheny
Department of Biostatistics
University of Iowa
patrick-breheny at uiowa.edu

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