The 2017 medal of honor for outstanding contribution to Small Area Estimation was awarded to Professor Jon Rao on July 11, 2017. The winner is expected has delivered a 10-minute speech upon receiving the SAE Award.
Selection Criterion: The Award is in recognition of an individual who has made outstanding contribution to the research, application, and education of small area estimation (SAE). The selection of the winner is worldwide. At most one award will be given each year. Selection Process and Deadline: A call for nomination will be posted on the website of SAE 2017. In addition, nomination is sought from committee members of the SPC. A nomination consists of a nomination letter (limited to two double-spaced pages) and a C.V. of the nominee (limited to six single-spaced pages). All nominations should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receiving the nomination is January 1, 2017.
Note: The SAE 2017 Award Committee is not a permanent award committee and future awards, or whether there will be an SAE Award in any given year, will be decided by the organizing committees of future SAE conferences.