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Each year the Section on Risk Analysis offers an award for the best contributed paper at the Joint Statistical Meetings in the amount of $100. To be eligible, your abstract must be designated to be reviewed by the Risk Analysis Section when submitting your presentation to the Joint Statistical Meetings. Contributed, as well as, late breaking session presentations will be considered for the award. Your work may be the development of new methodology in risk analysis or the application of existing risk methods in a novel way. Both theory and application are acceptable.


An Official Abstract submission for presentation at the Joint Statistical Meetings must be made with an indication that the abstract be considered by the Section on Risk Analysis. The presentation must be accepted by the Section on Risk Analysis. Contributed and late breaking session presentations are eligible for the award. A committee attending the sessions at the Joint Statistical Meetings will evaluate each of the presentations. The recipient will be selected based on the clarity, media aesthetics and content of their presentation.

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Best Paper Awardees


Brian White, University of South Florida
The Effect of Hazard Assumptions on Split Selection Criteria and Predictive Error in Survival Trees.

Claudia Schmegner, DePaul University
Truncated Sequential Procedures


Emmanuel Yashchin, IBM
Modeling of Operational Risk Losses


A. John Bailer, Miami University
Model Uncertainty and Risk Estimation for Quantal Responses


Ingo Ruczinski, Johns Hopkins University
Finding Simple Classification Rules in Risk Analysis


Sally Thurston and Ellen Eisen, Harvard School of Public Health and University of Massachusetts
Smoothing in Survival Models Applied to Workers Exposed to Several Metal Working Fluids


Panagiotis Tsiamyrtzis and Douglas Hawkins, University of Minnesota
Statistical Analysis of Salmonellosis Outbreak Data

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