Fisher Award and Lecture
Grace Wahba, University of Wisconsin
For fundamental contributions to many areas of statistics, including time series, splines, smoothing, nonparametric statistics, likelihood estimation, density estimation, and to interdisciplinary areas including climatology, epidemiology, bioinformatics machine learning. In particular, her work in reproducing kernel Hilbert space representation and generalized cross-validation have become standard practice in scientific research and industry.
Martin J. Wainwright, University of California, Berkeley
For fundamental and ground-breaking contributions to high-dimensional statistics, graphical , machine learning, optimization and algorithms covering deep and elegant mathematical analysis, as well as methodology with wide-ranging implications for numerous applications
E. L. Scott Award
Kathryn Chaloner, University of Iowa
For her commitment and success in developing programs to encourage and facilitate women to undertake careers in statistics; for extensive mentoring of women students and young faculty; for work to identify and remove inequities in employment for under-represented components of the profession; and for serving as a role model, balancing work and family while excelling as a teacher, researcher and academic administrator.