Student Paper Competition

About the Competition: 

Awards: Prizes are given in two categories: (a) Probability/Theory/Methodology and (b) Applications. Winners receive cash awards and certificates. 

Eligibility: Those who are enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent) program in Statistics or related fields at the time of conference  are eligible. IISA membership is NOT required. Winners of the previous IISA student paper competitions are NOT eligible. 

Process: Eligible students are invited to submit a paper to be presented in a Student Paper Competition at the IISA Conference.  Up to ten students (Five  in the Probability/Theory/Methodology and Five in the Applied category) are shortlisted for the competition.  These shortlisted students then present their work at the conference.  

Selection: The competition winners will be chosen based on the quality and content of these presentations and will be announced at the conference. An awards subcommittee selected by the IISA Executive Committee determines the winners.

Submission: Participant must be the lead author of the  paper submitted. Please send your paper,  your CV and a letters from the co-authors stating that you are the lead author (if applicable).  Please submit all the documents in pdf format to Please note the paper is only for judges to assess the research and select the finalists. This is not a submission for publication. 

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Submissions for the 2018 IISA conference student paper competition are being accepted. Last date for submission is March 7, 2018.