The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) awarded several of its awards this year to IMS members:
The SSC Gold Medalist 2019 is Bruno N. Rémillard, HEC Montreal. This prestigious award is bestowed upon a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work. It is intended to honour current leaders in their field. His award citation was “for his broad and influential contributions to probability theory, statistics, and financial engineering, for his excellence in training and mentoring, for his academic leadership, and for his dedication to the profession.”
The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (Montreal) and the SSC, to recognize a statistical scientist’s professional accomplishments in research during the first fifteen years after earning a doctorate. This year’s winner is Johanna Nešlehová, McGill University.
The Pierre Robillard Award is awarded annually by the SSC to recognize the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university during the previous year. This year’s winner is Peijun Sang, Simon Fraser University (advisor: Jiguo Cao) for his thesis, entitled “New Methods and Models in Functional Data Analysis”.
The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is awarded to the authors, in recognition of the outstanding quality of their paper’s methodological innovation and presentation. This year’s winners are Reihaneh Entezari (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence), Radu Craiu (University of Toronto) and Jeffrey Rosenthal (University of Toronto) for their paper “Likelihood inflating sampling algorithm”, which appeared in volume 46, number 1, 2018.
Adam Kashlak, University of Alberta, received the SSC’s New Investigator Presentation Award for his paper on “Symmetrization for exact nonparametric functional ANOVA.”
A complete list of award winners is at https://ssc.ca/en/awards