Call for Participation

Invited Sessions

We are calling for proposals for invited sessions. Please submit by Monday, April 13th, 2020.

Student Paper Competition

Students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration of 3 student paper awards sponsored by (TBA). Manuscripts need to be received no later than Monday, April 13th, 2020.

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, May 4th, 2020.


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 May 4th, 2020.

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 23, 2020, and the awardee will give the Chernoff Lecture.