W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing
Andrew L. Rukhin
University of Maryland Baltimore County
For his paper, “Estimation of the Common Mean from Heterogeneous Normal Observations with Unknown Variances.”
About the Award
The W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing was established in 1985 to recognize the authors of publications that make outstanding contributions to the design and/or analysis of interlaboratory tests or describe ingenious approaches to the planning and evaluation of data from such tests. Award recipients are presented with an engraved award and $1,000, which is divided evenly among the recipients. The award is presented annually if, in the opinion of the awards committee, an eligible and worthy publication is nominated.
Interlaboratory tests, sometimes called collaborative studies or round robins, constitute a broad field of statistical activity in commercial, regulatory, and industrial practice. They are used in many disciplines for comparing results produced in different laboratories, determining consensus values, and assessing and developing test methods. Such studies are often interactive, with the goal of reducing discrepancies among results. Determination of consensus values may include work on reconciling dissimilarities of several contributory data-generating processes by accommodating them, as in analysis of multicenter clinical trials.
The W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing is bestowed upon distinguished individual(s) whose publications have appeared or been accepted for publication in English-language, professionally refereed journals or monograph series during the given year or the two preceding years.
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 15 and require the following:
- Nominating letter - not to exceed two pages
- Copy of the publication(s)
- Candidate’s headshot
Please contact the committee chair.