Significance/YSS Writing Competition Winner Announced


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 09 September 2014

The winner of the 2014 Significance/Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society's writing competition was announced at last week's RSS Annual Conference in Sheffield.

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This year's winner was Jonathan Auerbach, whose article entitled 'Estimating the population of rats in New York City' will be published in the forthcoming issue of Significance.

Jonathan is a PhD student in the Statistics Department at Columbia University. Previously, he was a research associate at the Center for Urban Research in the City University of New York. His interests include urban politics, public policy, open data and statistical methodology.

The two runners-up were:

Nathan Cunningham: 'Ex-Ante X-Mas? Does Christmas really come earlier every year?'
Katie Saunders: 'Measuring ethnicity in the NHS'.

The runner-up articles will appear on the Significance website.

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