Announcing The David Cox Medal for Statistics

Along with the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Bernoulli Society, the International Biometric Society (IBS), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI), we have set up a new international statistics medal, commemorating the life and work of Sir David Cox.

The award, called the David Cox Medal for Statistics, will recognise researchers in the fields of statistical theory, methodology and applications whose work is original, with conceptual depth and novelty, and which moves the field or a substantive application area forward.

Sir David Cox, a pioneering statistical researcher who introduced numerous innovations, published his seminal paper on regression models in our Series A Journal at the age of 48. In memory of this, medals are to be given to mid-career researchers, with an age limit of 50 (with exceptions to be made for extenuating circumstances). Nominations will not be restricted to members of the awarding societies.

RSS President Dr Andrew Garrett said, ‘The international statistics community is indebted to Sir David Cox for the vast body of work he completed over his esteemed career. I am proud to be announcing this new medal in his honour and I encourage nominations that recognise those mid-career individuals whose original work similarly contributes to our field.’

Awarded to three statisticians every three years, the prize will be decided by a selection committee representing all the involved societies, with a rotating chair.

Nominations are now open and will be closing on 31 October 2024.

More information and the nomination form can be found on our website.
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