Student Paper Competition

Published: February 6th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized


Prizes are given in two categories:

  • Probability/ Theory/ Methodology
  • Applications

Winners will receive cash awards and certificates


Those who are enrolled in a MS/ PhD (or equivalent) program in Statistics or related fields at the time of conference, are eligible to participate in the paper competition.  IISA membership is not required.  Winners of the previous IISA student paper competitions are not eligible.


Eligible students are invited to submit a paper to be presented in the student paper competition at the IISA 2018 Conference.   Up to ten student papers are shortlisted for the competition.  These shortlisted students will then present their work at the conference.  It is anticipated that the shortlisted students will receive partial travel support. The decision for the shortlisted students will be made after March 31, 2018.

Papers not selected for the oral presentation will be considered for the student poster competition.


The competition winners will be chosen based on the quality and content of these presentations and will be announced at the conference.   An award subcommittee selected by the IISA Executive Committee, determines the winners. This year’s subcommittee consists of Professors Taps Maiti of Michigan State University (Chair), Saonli Basu of University of Minnesota, and Sanjay Chaudhuri of National University of Singapore.


Participants must be the lead author of the submitted paper.  Please send the following documents in pdf format to

  • Paper
  • Letter from your advisor
  • Copy of you CV
  • Letters from the co-authors stating that you are the lead author (if applicable)

Please note that the paper is only for judges to assess the research and to select the finalists.  This is not a submission for publication. The last date for submission is March 7, 2018.

Student participants will have to register.  The registration fees for the finalists will be reimbursed after the conference is over. Additionally, affordable student housing options can be found here.

Note: Please contact for any further clarification.