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Leslie M. Moore Wins 2013 Don Owen Award

Leslie M. Moore Wins 2013 Don Owen Award
On March 22nd, 2013, San Antonio Chapter vice president Peter Olofsson (left) presented the Don Owen Award to Dr. Leslie M. Moore (right), for her outstanding contributions to research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community.

The 2013 Don Owen Award given by the American Statistical Association San Antonio chapter was presented to Dr. Leslie M. Moore on March 22, 2013 at the Conference of Texas Statisticians by chapter vice president, Peter Olofsson. The conference was held at Rice University, Houston, Texas and was organized by Dr. Dennis D. Cox of the Department of Statistics. Dr. Moore was nominated by Dr. Michael Hamada of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Moore is a Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She received her doctoral degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1985 after which she worked for 7 years at Los Alamos, one year at the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke University, 6 years at Comforce Technical Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico, again joining Los Alamos as a Research Scientist in 1998, where she has remained.

Dr. Moore has published research articles on several topics including experimental design, in particular design of computer experiments, analysis methodology, measurement system assessment, and search algorithms. Dr. Moore is recognized as a leading expert in the design of computer experiments where, in particular, her 1990 article on minimax and maximin design is a widely cited seminal work.

Dr. Moore has done an extensive amount of statistical consulting, working on topics such as carbon capture implementation, nuclear plant reliability, transportation simulation, and supercomputer performance. She has also served as supervisor to numerous summer student interns at Los Alamos and won its 2010 Achievement Award for contributions to its student program, and she is regularly invited to present her research and consulting work at conferences and symposia. Dr. Moore is a member of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

The San Antonio Chapter is proud to honor Dr. Moore for her excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. The Don Owen Award is presented annually by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and Taylor and Francis, a leading international academic publisher.