Statistics in Imaging Section Announces Inaugural Student Paper Competition

The Statistics in Imaging Section of the ASA announces its inaugural student paper competition. Students are encouraged to submit a paper related to statistical imaging analysis. The selected winners will present their papers in a special contributed session at the Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2–7, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, and receive a certificate. The first-place winner will receive a certificate and $500.

To be eligible, students must be a degree candidate at an accredited institution during 2013 and the first author of the paper. An entry must include the following:

  • A CV
  • A brief abstract
  • A manuscript with no more than 25 pages, including figures, tables, and references
  • Blinded versions of the abstract and manuscript
  • A letter from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work. The faculty letter must include a verification of the applicant’s student status and, in the case of joint authorship, should indicate the contribution of the applicant.

All application materials must be sent electronically in PDF format by 5:00 p.m. EST December 15 to Haipeng Shen at All submissions must be written in English. The award committee will review the papers and make award announcements by the end of January 2014.

Students may submit papers to no more than two ASA sections and may accept only one section’s award. Students must inform both sections they applied to when he or she wins and accepts an award, thereby removing the student from the award competition for the second section. Additional information can be found at the ASA website.