Statistics in Imaging Section Announces Student Paper Competition

The Statistics in Imaging Section of the ASA invites submissions for a student paper competition for research on statistical methods, theory or software development for the analysis of imaging data. The selected winners will receive a certificate and present their papers in a topic-contributed session at the Joint Statistical Meetings, July 30-August 4, 2016, in Chicago, IL. The first place winner and two runners-up will also receive a cash prize of $800 and $400, respectively.


To be eligible, the student must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a degree candidate at an accredited institution in any term during 2015.
  • Be a current member of the Statistics in Imaging Section of the ASA and be able to present the paper at 2016 JSM.
  • Be the first author of the paper. The paper must not be published or accepted for publication at the time of submission.

Application materials:

The deadline for application is Dec. 15, 2015. Formal application should be sent to Statistics in Imaging Section 2015 Program Chair-Elect, Dr. Ying Guo, at with the following attachments in PDF format:

  • The applicant’s C.V.
  • 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 what the contribution of the applicant is.

Selection Process

The award committee will review the papers, and winners will be notified by January 15, 2016. 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 immediately when he or she wins and accepts an award, thereby removing the student from the award competition for the second section. Additional important information on the competition can be accessed on ASA’s “Student Paper Competition/Travel Award to Attend the Joint Statistical Meetings”.

Please send questions regarding the student paper competition to Dr. Ying Guo at