Young Statistical Scientist Award

Published: February 7th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

IISA announces three Young Statistical Scientist Awards (YSSA) to recognize outstanding contributions made by a member in each of the areas of Theory and Methods, Applications, and Statistical Practice*.


Eligible candidates must be currently engaged in research in statistics, theoretical or applied, and/or have contributed significantly  to the profession of statistics through collaboration and leadership roles in an industrial or governmental forum.  Nominees must either be a LIFE member or an active member of IISA for at least past two years at the time of nomination.  Only junior researchers can be nominated for the award.  Specifically, eligible candidate will be under the age of 46 throughout the award calendar year.


In order to submit a nomination, please include:

  • A cover letter specifying the award track (i.e., theory and methods, application, or statistical practice in an industry, government or non-academic institution) and outlining the significance of the candidate’s contributions relevant to the track
  • A current CV (including date of birth)
  • A minimum of two additional letters of support

All application materials should be emailed to (pdf files preferable). Nominations can be made by a researcher in the field of statistical sciences from academia, governmental organization as well as industries.  Self- nomination is acceptable.


An awards subcommittee selected by the IISA Executive Committee will determine the winners based on the submitted nominations. This year’s subcommittee consists of Drs. Ananda Sen (Chair), Isha Dewan, Rahul Mukherjee, Sudipto Banerjee, Amarjot Kaur, and Aloka Chakravarty.  Awards will be presented at the IISA conference.  All winners receive a cash prize and a plaque.


The submission deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018.

*Note: From 2018, IISA has added an additional YSSA track in statistical practices to specifically recognize the contributions made by a junior statistician practicing in an industry or a governmental organization.