Nominations for Moran Medal due to open this month


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 21 February 2013
  • Copyright: Photograph appears courtesy of Wikipedia.

Nominations for the 2015 Moran Medal are due to open this month. The Medal is awarded every two years and is named after the late Patrick Moran. ‘Its purpose is to recognise outstanding research by scientists no more than 40 years of age in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career, in one or more of the fields of applied probability, biometrics, mathematical genetics, psychometrics and statistics’ (Australian Academy of Science, 2013).

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Patrick Moran (1917-1988) was one of Australia’s leading statisticians who contributed to probability theory and how it applies to population and evolutionary genetics. The winning recipient will receive prize money of $1000. Guidelines for nominators and referees is available here.

The winner for 2013 is Aurore Delaigle, Principal Research Fellow at Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne, who is also an Associate Editor on Journal of Royal Statistical Society - Series B and Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics.

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