[S] Announcement 1999 Statistical Computing Student Paper Competition

Lionel Galway (galway@rand.org)
Tue, 06 Oct 1998 11:59:58 -0700

Statistical Computing Section
American Statistical Association
1999 Student Paper Competition

The Statistical Computing Section of the ASA is sponsoring a
Student paper session on the topic of Statistical Computing at the Joint
Statistical Meetings in 1999. Students are encouraged to submit a paper
in this area, which might be original methodological research, some
application, or any other suitable contribution (for example, a software
related project). Four students will be selected to participate in this
session, which will include a discussant nominated by the selection

Students at all levels (undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.) are
encouraged to participate. To be eligible, an applicant must be a
registered student in the fall of 1998. The applicant must be the
first author of the paper. The Section will pay all registration fees
for the selected winners, as well as a substantial allowance for
transportation to the meetings and housing (which in most cases covers
these expenses completely).

To be considered for selection in the session, students must submit an
abstract, a six page manuscript, a resume, and a letter of
recommendation from a mentor familiar with their work. The manuscript
should be single-spaced in a 10 point font with one inch margins (this
is consistent with ASA's Proceedings guidelines.) All figures, tables
and references should be included in the six-page limit. In the case of
authorships, the mentor should indicate what fraction of the
contribution is
attributable to the applicant. All electronic submissions of papers
be in Postscript.

All application materials MUST BE RECEIVED by 5:00 PM PST, Friday
January 8, 1999 at the address below. They will be reviewed by the
Statistical Computing Section Student Paper Competition Award
committee. Selection will be based on a variety of criteria at the
discretion of the selection committee, and will include novelty and
significance of contribution, amongst others. Award announcements
will be made in late January, 1999. The decision of the selection
committee will be final.

Applicants not selected for inclusion in the Session may submit their
abstract and a registration fee to ASA by February 1, 1999 if they plan
attend the Joint Meetings. Those abstracts must be submitted following
the ASA abstract submission instructions described in AMSTAT News.
Students selected for inclusion in the session will receive further
information about abstract submission and fee waivers from the award

Inquiries and application materials should be emailed or mailed to:

Lionel Galway
The RAND Corporation
1700 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Lionel Galway
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Santa Monica, CA 90401		email:  Lionel_Galway@rand.org
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