The RSS has announced its honours for 2013, having been decided by Council in January. The awards will be presented to the recipients at a ceremony held during the Society’s annual conference in Newcastle on 3 September 2013.
The Guy Medal in Gold is awarded to Sir John Kingman for his fundamental contributions to stochastic processes in four main areas: heavy traffic queueing theory; regenerative phenomena; subadditive ergodic theory; and mathematical population genetics. His work has been simultaneously fundamental to the mathematics of stochastic processes and highly influential for a wide range of application areas.
The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Brian Ripley for his pioneering contributions to spatial statistics and deep insight in stochastic simulation, his two highly influential papers ‘Modelling spatial patterns’ and ‘Neural networks and related methods for classification’, read to the Society in 1977 and 1994 respectively, and his pivotal role in the open-source R environment for statistical computing and data analysis.
The Guy Medal in Bronze is awarded to Piotr Fryzlewicz for his significant contribution to time series research as the originator of the Haar-Fisz transform, in particular for his two papers, ’Haar-Fisz estimation of evolutionary wavelet spectra’ and ‘GOES-8 X-ray sensor variance stabilization using the multiscale data-driven Haar-Fisz transform’ published in the Society’s journals in 2006 and 2007.
The Bradford Hill Medal is awarded to Paddy Farrington for his extensive contributions to the theory and practice of medical research, in particular the development of the self-controlled case-series method to estimate adverse reactions to vaccines and the development of a widely used algorithm for detecting infectious disease outbreaks.
The Greenfield Industrial Medal is awarded to Ron Kenett for his extensive work in the development and application of statistics in business and industry, and in recognition of his significant and sustained contributions as author, teacher and active practitioner. Through his consulting work he has promoted the use of statistical methods across a wide range of strategic business activities, including Six Sigma quality systems, risk management and surveys of customers and employees.
The Royal Statistical Society Research Prize is awarded to Haeran Cho for her contribution to the paper ‘High-dimensional variable selection by tilting’ (JRSS B, (2012) 74, 593-622, with P. Fryzlewicz) and to other published work on the methodology and applications of statistics.