Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) Award
The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Susan Ballou, NIST
Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University
William F. Eddy, Carnegie Mellon University
Charless Fowlkes, University of California, Irvine
Barbara Guttman, NIST
Martin Herman, NIST
Heike Hofmann, Iowa State University
Hari Iyer, NIST
Karen Kafadar, University of Virginia
Steven Lund, NIST
Hal S. Stern, University of California, Irvine
William Thompson, University of California, Irvine
Alan Zheng, NIST
For building a statistically sound and scientifically solid foundation for the analysis and interpretation of forensic evidence and contributing to the statistical training of forensic practitioners and legal professionals.
About the Award
The SPAIG Award was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding partnerships between academe, industry, and government organizations, as well as to promote new partnerships among these organizations. The award is sponsored by the SPAIG committee of the ASA and distinct from other ASA awards in that it recognizes outstanding collaborations between organizations, while recognizing key individual contributors.
Nominees must represent at least two of the organizations from academe, industry, or government. Also, their collaboration must have resulted in significant contributions to the statistical field with applications to real-world problems. Examples include publications, presentations at statistical conferences, exchange visits, support for graduate students, consulting jobs, grant support for faculty, and continuing education opportunities for statisticians outside of academe.
The nomination form must be filled out, along with supporting documents. Preferably, a single PDF file, including all such materials, may be sent by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “SPAIG Award Nomination” in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, a hardcopy of these documents may be mailed to ASA Awards, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, U.S.A.
Nominations are due by March 1 each year, and the award will be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings during the same year.
Award Recipient Responsibilities
The award recipients are 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 certificate.
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