Young Investigator Awards

About the Young Researcher Awards: 

IISA awards two Young Researcher Awards, one in Probability, Theory and Methods and the other in Applications to recognize outstanding contribution made by an IISA member in the areas of Statistics, Probability & related fields.
Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be  currently engaged in research in statistics, probability, or related fields and have contributed significantly to their chosen area. Nominees must either be a LIFE member or an active member of IISA for at least past two years at the time of nomination.  Only junior researchers can be nominated for the award. Specifically, eligible candidates will be under age 46 throughout the award calendar year. Prior nomination does not exclude a nominee from consideration in subsequent years.
Nomination: Nomination submissions will be invited about six months before the IISA conference. Nominations will be accepted over a three month window. To submit a nomination, please include (a) a cover letter specifying the award track (i.e., theory and methods or applications) and outlining the significance of  the candidate’s research contributions, (b) a current CV (including date of birth), and (c) at least two additional letters of support.  Email all application materials to (pdf files preferable). Nominations can be made by researchers in the field of statistical sciences from academia, government and industries.   
Selection: An awards subcommittee selected by the IISA Executive Committee will determine the winners based on the submitted nominations.  Awards will be presented at the IISA conference.  All winners receive a cash prize and a plaque. 
The 2017 recipients were: 
  • Theory and Methods: Debdeep Pati (TAMU, USA) and Surya Tokdar (Duke, USA) 
  • Applications: Samiran Ghosh (Wayne State University, USA) & Bibhas Chakraborty  (Duke-NUS, Singapore)
Visit for a full list of past winners.