[SFdS] International Prize in Statistics awarded to Nan LAIRD


Chères toutes et chers tous,

J'ai le plaisir de vous informer que l'International Prize in Statistics 2021, décerné conjointement par l'International Statistical Institute (ISI), l'American Statistical Association (ASA), l'International Biometric Society (IBS), l'Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) et la Royal Statistical Society (RSS), a été décerné à la biostatisticienne Nan LAIRD, professeure à la Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Ce prix, souvent présenté comme l'équivalent du Prix Nobel dans le domaine de la Statistique, décerné tous les deux ans, met ainsi à l'honneur l'algorithme EM et les modèles à effets aléatoires pour les données longitudinales, sujets sur lesquels la communauté statistique française a largement contribué.

Précédents récipiendaires
2017 Sir David Cox
2019 Bradley Efron

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Bien cordialement,
Jean-Michel Marin
Président de la SFdS

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The 2021 International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to US biostatistician Nan Laird in recognition of her work on powerful methods that have made possible the analysis of complex longitudinal studies.

Studying the impact of air pollution on human health required the collection of data on people over time. Existing analysis methods in the late 1970s/early 1980s for such data required many assumptions that often were not true for longitudinal data. Nan Laird proposed a framework and implementation to loosen these analytical constraints and revolutionized the analysis of data collected over time on individuals. The awarding of the International Prize in Statistics to Nan Laird recognizes a statistician who contributed methods that reflect a fundamental shift in statistical practice and has enriched the analysis of data collected over time in a host of scientific disciplines.

ISI is proud to be in partnership with ASA, IBS, IMS and RSS in the International Prize in Statistics Foundation. The International Prize in Statistics recognizes a major achievement of an individual or team in the field of statistics and promotes understanding of the growing importance and diverse ways statistics, data analysis, probability and the understanding of uncertainty advance society, science, technology and human welfare.

ISI calls on all disciplines, business, industry, government and society, to acclaim the statistical achievements that advance the world in understanding, analyzing and quantifying data, variation and uncertainty, and join in congratulating Professor Nan Laird as the third winner of the equivalent of the “Nobel Prize” in Statistics.

The complete announcement of the award can be viewed here.


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