The first ever International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to Honorary Fellow Professor Sir David Cox
Sir David Cox, former President of the Royal Statistics Society and Honorary Fellow at Nuffield College, is the first recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. The prize recognises Sir David’s seminal 1972 paper in which he developed the proportional hazards model that today bears his name. The Cox Model has been applied in many fields of science and engineering, from disease risk assessment and treatment evaluation to product liability, school dropout, re-incarceration and AIDS surveillance systems. His mark on research is so great that his 1972 paper is one of the three most cited papers in statistics and is ranked 16th in Nature’s list of the top 100 most cited papers of all time for all fields. To find out more about the prize and Sir David’s remarkable achievements, please follow the link: https://www.statslife.org.uk/news/3052-sir-david-cox-honoured-with-first-international-prize-in-statistics Like the acclaimed Fields Medal, Abel Prize, Turing Award and Nobel Prizes, the International Prize in Statistics is considered the highest honour in its field. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee comprised of world-renowned academicians and researchers and the award, worth $75k, will be officially presented at the World Statistics Congress.