The Committee on Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) created a new award that recognizes the increasingly important role that early career statistical scientists are playing in shaping the future of the discipline. The award highlights efforts of these individuals and provides the means for them to share their vision for the field with each other and the wider statistical community. Each year the award is given to a maximum of eight persons and announced annually at the Joint Statistical Meetings.

This year Veronika Rockova, Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, at the Booth School of Business won the award for groundbreaking contributions to theory and methodology at the intersection of  Bayesian and frequentist statistics, for outstanding editorial service to the profession, and for excellence in the advising and supervision of doctoral students. 

To read more about the COPSS award and its recipients you can read the full details here.