The Gertrude M. Cox Award Committee is seeking nominees for the 2013 Gertrude M. Cox Award.
The award includes a $1,000 honorarium, travel expenses to attend the Washington Statistical Society’s (WSS) annual dinner, and a commemorative plaque.
The award was established in 2003 through a joint agreement between the WSS and RTI International to annually recognize a statistician in early to mid-career (less than 15 years after his/her terminal degree) who has made significant contributions to one or more of the areas of applied statistics in which Gertrude Cox worked: survey methodology, experimental design, biostatistics, and statistical computing.
In 1945, Gertrude Cox became director of the Institute of Statistics of the Consolidated University of North Carolina. In the 1950s, as head of the department of experimental statistics at North Carolina State College, she played a key role in establishing mathematical statistics and biostatistics departments at The University of North Carolina. Upon her retirement from North Carolina State University in 1960, Cox became the first head of the statistical research division at the newly founded RTI. She was a founding member of the International Biometric Society (IBS) and, in 1949, became the first woman elected into the International Statistical Institute. She served as president of both The American Statistical Association (1956) and the IBS (1968–1969). In 1975, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
The award is presented at the WSS annual dinner, usually held in June, with the recipient delivering a talk on a topic of general interest to the WSS membership before the dinner.
Email your nominations to Karol Krotki at email@example.com by February 28 with a supporting statement and CV (or link).