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

Most Recent Winners

Joseph Gastwirth

Joseph Gastwirth

In recognition of a distinguished career as a leading authority in the area of legal statistics, who has developed novel methodological and theoretical statistical approaches to address economic and health inequalities, to combat discrimination, and to advance civil rights and social justice.

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 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.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2018: Patrick Ball
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