2022 Recipient: Matt Edwards
Gravitational wave observations are transforming our understanding of the universe. This has been made possible through the advancement of state-of-the-art statistical methods. Matt develops novel Bayesian methods and deep neural networks to uncover the mysteries of the universe.
This award recognizes outstanding recent published research from a New Zealand statistician in the early stages of their career.
- Next round opens: Thursday 10 August 2023
- Next round closes: Sunday 15 October 2023
Nominations should be sent to the Convenor of the NZSA Awards Committee, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award recognizes outstanding recent published research from a New Zealand statistician in the early stages of their career. The criteria for eligibility are the same as for the Marsden Fund Fast-Start grants. Essentially, this means applicants must be within seven years of confirmation of PhD, or their highest completed degree for an applicant without a PhD. Candidates will have completed the majority of this research within New Zealand, and will be financial members of the Association. Previous winners are ineligible for nomination.
Nominations can be made by individuals or groups of individuals. Nominators may be non-NZSA members. Nominations will be assessed by the NZSA Awards Committee, and should include the following:
The Worsley Early Career Research Award was established in 2013, in commemoration of Keith Worsley. Keith Worsley was one of the world’s leaders in the field of brain mapping. After completing his PhD at the University of Auckland in 1978, Keith spent most of his professional life at McGill University in Montreal. There, in collaboration with colleagues in the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute, he made many fundamental contributions to the statistical analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a
Canadian Statistical Society Gold Medallist.
If you have any queries about making a nomination/application for this award please email the Convenor of the NZSA Awards Committee.
|Year||Recipients of the NZSA Worsley Award|
|2017||Ben Stevenson||Newsletter 80|