The NZSA recognizes contributions to the New Zealand statistical community through the Campbell, Littlejohn and Worsley awards, and Life Membership of the Association. The NZSA hosts distinguished overseas statisticians as Visiting Lecturers. The Executive has been considering a proposal to institute the honour of a Fellowship of the NZSA.
Campbell Award – The purpose of the award is to promote statistics within NZ and to recognise an individual’s contribution to the promotion and development of statistics.
Littlejohn Research Award – The purpose of the award is to recognise excellence in research, based on publications during the five calendar years preceding the date of the award.
Worsley Early Career Award – The purpose of the award is to recognise outstanding recent published research from a New Zealand statistician in the early stages of their career.
Life Membership – Honorary Life Membership honours persons with a long and distinguished record of service to the Association.
Visiting Lecturer – The New Zealand Statistical Association coordinates and provides some financial support for a tour of New Zealand universities by a distinguished overseas statistician.
The Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand administers a suite of medals and awards, for some of which members of the NZSA will be eligible. Electronic copies of the information and application forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org; copies are also available on the Society’s website. Among past recipients of RSNZ awards are:
Professor Al Rae 1973 Fellow of the RSNZ Professor Peter Whittle 1981 Honorary Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor David Vere-Jones 1982 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor Alastair Scott 1990 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor Bryan Manly 1994 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor George Seber 1997 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor Bruce Weir 1998 Honorary Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor Shayle Searle 1999 Honorary Fellow of the RSNZ Professor David Vere-Jones 1999 Rutherford Medal (New Zealand Science and Technology Gold Medal) Professor Jeffrey Hunter 2003 New Zealand Science and Technology Bronze Medal Len Cook 2005 Companion of the RSNZ Professor Chris Wild 2007 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor Mick Roberts 2008 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Professor Keith Worsley 2008 Honorary Fellow of the RSNZ Ross Ihaka 2008 Pickering Medal UA News
Professor Estate Khmaladze 2010 Fellow of the RSNZ RSNZ
Emeritus Professor David Vere-Jones 2014 Jones Medal RSNZ
Alastair Scott 2016 Jones Medal RSNZ
International and National Recognition of NZSA Members
NZSA members, resident in New Zealand or overseas, have received recognition in various forms for their contributions to statistics. The list below is not exhaustive – please notify the webmaster of any additions or corrections.
|Professor Al Rae||1977||McMeekan Award; New Zealand Society of Animal Production||citation|
|Professor Peter Whittle||1978||Fellow of the Royal Society||biography|
|Professor David Vere-Jones||1995||Henri Willem Methorst Medal; ISI|
|Professor Bruce Weir||2003||O. Max Gardner Award; U North Carolina||NCSU report|
|Professor George Seber||1999||Hector Medal (in Mathematical and Information Sciences)||RSNZ|
|Professor Shayle Searle||2003||Honorary Doctorate; Victoria University of Wellington|
|Sheila Williams||2004||D.Sc.; University of Otago||newsletter 60|
|Len Cook||2005||Commander of the British Empire||report|
|Professor Jeffrey Hunter||2005||D.Sc.; Massey University||newsletter 61|
|Professor Alastair Scott||2006||Waksberg Award; American Statistical Association and the Statistical Society of Canada||newsletter 64|
|Ken Dodds||2007||McMeekan Award; New Zealand Society of Animal Production|
|Professor Chris Wild||2009||Fellow of the American Statistical Association|
|Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman||2010||Statistical Computing and Graphics Award||report|
|Paul Murrell||2010||Fellow of the American Statistical Association|
|Professor Estate Khmaladze||2011||Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics|
|Professor Thomas Lumley||2012||Fellow of the American Statistical Association||report|
Conferences in Honour of NZSA Members
|Professor David Vere-Jones||2001||Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington||report (News 012, page 4)|
|Professor Alastair Scott||2004||Complex sampling, retrospective sampling and missing data (IASS Satellite Meeting, University of Auckland)||report|
|Professor John Deely||2007||University of Canterbury||report|
|Professor Chin-Diew Lai||2010||International Conference on Statistical Methodologies and Related Topics in conjunction with NZSA Annual Conference (Massey University)||link|