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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 announce the creation of the Halbert L. White, Jr. prize in memory of one of the Institute’s founding Board members who passed away on March 31, 2012.

The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research by an early career scholar in the field of info-metrics and carries an award of $2000 to be conferred either to an individual or shared among joint recipients. A maximum of one prize will be awarded each year. The award ceremony will occur at the first Info-Metrics meeting (conference or workshop) following the announcement of the award recipient.

The annual Info-Metrics prize will be given for the best recent published work, in any academic discipline, that is deemed likely to bring important advances to multiple academic disciplines in the area of info-metrics (the science and practice of inference and quantitative information processing). The first prize will be given in 2014.



All topics within the field of info-metrics are eligible, regardless of discipline.



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High quality info-metrics research is the only criteria.



The prize is open to researchers that have completed their PhD within the preceding 10 years. Members of the Info-Metrics Advisory Board cannot be nominated. The award consists of a certificate listing the paper/work, the author's name and affiliation and a cash prize of $2,000.00.

The interdisciplinary Award committee and its Chair will be appointed by the Advisory Board of the Info-Metrics Institute and will include at least three individuals from across the scientific spectrum. 

The inaugural Award Committee consists of:
Essie Maasoumi (Emory; Social Sciences) – Chair
Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany; Natural Sciences) – Member
Luciano Floridi (Oxford; Philosophy) – Member
Yuichi Kitamura (Yale; Social Sciences) – Member
Raphael D. Levine (Hebrew University and UCLA; Natural Sciences) – Member
Aman Ullah (UC Riverside; Social Sciences) – Member


Nomination Procedure

One or more Affiliates of the Info-Metrics Institute may nominate a paper/person (or in some cases, a body of work), with a description of the work’s merits and the impact it has had or may have. The deadline for nomination is June 30. The complete nomination should be sent via email to info-metrics@american.edu with the Subject line: “info-metrics prize nomination”.

Self-nomination is not allowed.