Call for Participation

Short Courses

We are calling for proposals of short courses. Please submit by Monday, February 18, 2019 at short courses proposal submission.

Invited Sessions

We are calling for proposals for invited sessions. Please submit by Monday, March 18, 2019 at invited sessions proposal submission.

Student Paper Competition

Students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration of 3 student paper awards sponsored by the IBM Watson Research Center. Manuscripts need to be received no later than Monday, April 1, 2019.

Student Poster Competition

Students are encouraged to submit posters to the student poster competition (with a sponsor to be named). Abstracts need to be submitted by Monday, April 22, 2019.


Students are encouraged to compete in the Statathon, our exclusive brand name for an event similar to a hackathon but with more focus on statistics. A real-world data science problem will be revealed in advance. A review panel will select a few finalists to present in one of the parallel sessions, and the winners will receive their awards at the closing ceremony. Team registration will be closed on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Chernoff Lecture

The New England Statistical Society has created the Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Award to commemorate Herman Chernoff’s outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of statistics. These contributions include work on large sample theory, experimental design, sequential analysis, methods of presenting statistical data in visual form, and statistical decision making.

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 awardee will be revealed at the last session on Friday, May 17, 2019, and the awardee will give the Chernoff Lecture.