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Section on Nonparametric Statistics

The objective of this section is to provide a forum for Association members with interests in flexible statistical methods that make only minimal assumptions on the underlying population or modeling structure. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, distribution free, nonparametric and semiparametric methods, and methods for high-dimensional and functional data. The section embraces the myriad of methodologies, philosophies and applications that comprise contemporary nonparametric statistics, seeks to promote research, education and training in them and to build cooperative relationships within and outside the ASA with those who have interest in nonparametrics.

New Announcement:

2013 is the International Year of Statistics.

The 2013 JSM Student Paper Award Winners:

Each winner receives a certificate and cash award of $250.

This is the picture taken at the Nonparametrics Section business meeting, JSM 2013: (from left to right) Section Chair Jianqing Fan, the student paper award committee chair Richard Samworth, and three winners Karl Gregory, Yeonwoo Rho, and Srinath Sampath.

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