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Info-Metrics Institute | Annual Prize

The Info-Metrics Annual Prize
in Memory of Halbert L. White, Jr.

See also: In Memoriam: Halbert White

See also: Announcement Flyer

The Info-Metrics Institute is pleased to create research prizes, in memory of Professor Halbert L. White, Jr., one of the Institute's founding members, who passed away on March 31, 2012.  

The prizes will reward outstanding academic research by scholars. An award of $2000 will accompany each prize, along with an invitation to become an Institute Research Associate, with the benefits that being an Associate provides.Prize winners will be recognized at regular meetings (either conferences or workshops) held by the Institute. 

 

Eligibility

We seek nominations of researchers from any discipline who:  

1.Have done outstanding work developing or applying statistical information-theoretic methods, which has had (or is likely to have) significant impact.  

2.Have earned their doctorates during the past decade.  

The Institute envisions awarding two or three inaugural prizes, hopefully spanning multiple disciplines.  


Nomination Procedure

1.Nominations will be accepted from anyone (other than the nominee). 

2.Nominations should include an explanatory letter and the nominee's C.V. 

3.Nominations should be sent to the Institute no later than June 1, 2015.  


Evaluation

This round of awards will be evaluated by an inaugural prize committee consisting of Prof. Michael Stutzer (Finance, Univ. of Colorado;Committee Chair), Prof. Teddy Seidenfeld (Philosophy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon Univ.), and Prof. Ilya Nemenman (Physics and Biology, Emory Univ.). The committee envisions finishing its work by August 1, 2015, with an announcement made shortly thereafter.