Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society

Most Recent Winners

Patrick Ball

Patrick Ball

Human Rights Data Analysis Group

For his work in bringing justice to human rights violations across the globe and the pioneering use of statistical design and analysis principles in this important work and for the founding and continued leadership of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, an organization that provides data-driven testimony in war crime trials and has pub¬lished reports on human rights violations, including war crimes, refugee displacement, and police violence.

About the Award

Established in 2012, the Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society recognizes statisticians who have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession and to society in general. The award was established by Christopher K. Peace, son of Karl E. Peace, on behalf of the Peace family to honor the life work of his father.

Award recipients receive a certificate and $1,000, which is divided evenly among the winners should more than one be selected. The award is presented annually if, in the opinion of the award committee, there is a nominee worthy of the award.

Selection Criteria

The award is bestowed upon distinguished individual(s) who have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession, contributions that have led in direct ways to improving the human condition. Recipients will have demonstrated through their accomplishments their commitment to service for the greater good.

Award Recipient Responsibilities

The award recipient is responsible for providing a current photograph and general personal information the year the award is presented. The American Statistical Association uses this information to publicize the award and prepare the prize.

Nominations

Nominations are due by February 1, and the award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August of the same year.

Nominators should submit, at minimum, a CV and two letters of support for their candidate. The nomination should clearly document the candidate’s substantial contributions to the statistical profession and how these contributions have led in direct ways to improving the human condition, as well as demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to service for the greater good. Email nominations to awards@amstat.org.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2017: Mary Gray
2017: Mitchell H. Gail
2016: Gary M. Shapiro
2016: Ronald Brookmeyer
2015: James J. Cochran
2014: Gary Grove Koch
2013: Richard Macey Simon
2012: Fritz Scheuren
2011: Marvin Zelen