Links Lecture Award

Most Recent Winner

Daniel Goroff

Daniel Goroff

Vice President and Program Director for Economics at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

For adding links in the advancement of official statistics through innovative vision and leadership in the creation and promotion of new data sources and access modes

About the Award

The Links Lecture Award was created to honor the contributions of Constance Citro, Robert Groves, and Fritz Scheuren and to contribute to advancement of work in official statistics through the statistical use of administrative records and alternative data sources, record linkage, statistical methods for creating blended estimates, and issues associated with these activities such as privacy, confidentiality, researcher access, and reproducibility of results. Each year, a lecturer will be chosen from among a set of nominated candidates to receive the award and to present a lecture.

The award includes a modest honorarium and travel expenses to present the Links Lecture in the Washington, DC, area.

Selection Criteria

The award will be given to the nominee whose work, in the judgment of the award committee, has most contributed to the advancement of official statistics through the following:

  • Statistical use of administrative records and alternative data sources
  • Record linkage
  • Statistical methods for creating blended estimates
  • Issues associated with the activities listed here such as privacy, confidentiality, researcher access, and reproducibility of results

Nominations

Nominations are due by June 1. Nominators should submit—at minimum—a CV and two letters of support. The nomination should clearly document the ways in which the nominee meets the criteria for the award, emphasizing the impact of the nominee’s work on official statistics. Email nominations to awards@amstat.org.

Award Recipient Responsibilities

The award recipient will present a lecture in the Washington, DC, area about their work at a mutually agreed-upon time. 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.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2019: Bruce Meyer
2018: Frauke Kreuter