The Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Awards is the most prestigious award bestowed by the NESS, given to an individual who, in the tradition of Herman Chernoff’s work, has made exceptional contributions to the theory, methodology, or novel applications to statistics and/or data science.
The Award committee has selected the inaugural recipient of the Chernoff Award. The identity of the recipient will not be revealed to the public until the Chernoff Lecture on Friday, May 17, at the symposium in Hartford, CT.
All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by members of the IBM Student Paper Committee. The selection criteria used will include statistical novelty in theory, methods, and applications; significance and potential impact of the research; relevance to statistics and data science; methodological development or investigation relevant to the motivating problem; scientifically meaningful illustration of proposed methodology; and clarity and style of the paper.
The submission and review of papers for the IBM Student Paper Competition will be managed through the online conference paper management system EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ness2019. You will need to set up an account (username and password) as an author.
To ensure that article referees or peer reviewers do not know your identity (as author(s) of the manuscript being reviewed), you will need to make sure that you remove any information in your manuscript (including footnotes and acknowledgements) that could identify you, and disguise all references to personally identifiable information such as the research institution where your work was carried out.
Evaluators evaluate the posters on a scale of 1-10 based on the following weighted factors: + Presentation of information (40%) + The originality and significance of research (30%) + Insightfulness of discussion (30%)
Posters that receive high scores will have excellent graphics with large fonts and images, nice backgrounds, and good readability from at least one meter, precise text, and logical flow to the information; focused problems, innovative contributions to methodological or applied statistics; and a presenter who engages the viewers with exciting, interactive presentation and answers questions with clarity.
A submission to the IBM Student Paper Competition that does not win an award will be automatically considered for the Student Poster Award.