The Section for Statistics in Defense and National Security (SDNS) of the American Statistical Association is soliciting entries for a student researcher paper competition for the 2024 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).
This competition is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers that are at most two years beyond their terminal degree. The author must be a member of the SDNS Section or should join the section at the time of the paper submission. The contribution may be a theoretical development or it may cover any of the numerous applications related to defense or national security. Papers that have been accepted for publication are not eligible for the competition. The winner will have the opportunity to present the paper in a JSM session sponsored by SDNS.
Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation
Manuscripts will be judged based on relevance and interest of the subject matter, the quality of writing, and of course the quality of the research itself. Entrants should submit the following:
- A list of authors and contact information (the contestant must be the first author).
- A double-spaced manuscript in two versions: a regular manuscript with author information and a blinded manuscript without author information or other identifying information (such as references). Both versions should include an abstract.
- A reference letter from a faculty member familiar with the submitted work, stating the status of the applicant and the publication status of the manuscript.
The winning author will receive a plaque and a travel award of $1000 to defray costs for attendance and presentation of their work at an ASA sponsored conference.
All required materials for the Student Paper Award Competition must be submitted by 15 December to Kimberly Kaufield, Chair of the Paper Award Committee, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include the two versions of the completed manuscript as attachments in PDF format. Please include the words "2024 JSM SDNS Student Paper Competition" in the subject line of the email.
Student Paper Award winners will be announced by 15 January 2024. Winners should submit an abstract to the topic contributed session under SDNS for JSM 2024 by 1 February 2024.