Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society
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.
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 are due by February 1 and require the following:
- Nominating letter
- Candidate’s CV
- Two letters of support—not to exceed two pages each
- Candidate’s headshot
Note: 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.
Please contact the committee chair.