The Founders of Statistics Prize for Contemporary Research Contributions recognizes a research contribution that has had profound influence on statistical theory, methodology, practice, or applications. The contribution must be a research article or book published within the last three decades. The prize is presented at the ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC).

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Dr. Chisimkwuo John

Dr. Chisimkwuo John, [BSc. (Umudike), BComHons, MCom (Stellenbosch) and Ph.D (Umudike)] is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) since 2013. He is a major in the area of Applied Industrial Statistics and Data Analytics where he obtained his Ph.D. He has taught both postgraduate and undergraduate modules like the Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Statistical Computing using R/Python, Statistical Quality Control, Design of Experiments, and some other service Statistics courses for several years. 

Prof. Emmanuel John Ekpenyong

Prof. Emmanuel John Ekpenyong is a Professor of Sampling Theory and Survey Methods in the Department of Statistics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria. He is a member of the following professional organizations among others: CISON, ISI, IASC, IBS, IAOS. He is a former member of the governing council of Nigerian Statistical Association. His further research interests are on Time series analysis and data science.

Laura Martignon

Laura Martignon obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mathematics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotà and a doctorate at the University of Tübingen. Since 2003, she has worked as Professor of Mathematics and Mathematical Education at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. She was one of the founding members of the ABC Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, directed by Gerd Gigerenzer. Her main academic contributions have been in probabilistic reasoning and decision-making.

Joachim Engel

Joachim Engel is a professor emeritus of mathematics and mathematics education. He received a diploma in mathematics from the University of Bonn and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Southern California. Early on, he was fascinated by the mathematics of uncertainty. Over the years his focus shifted from orthodox theory of probability and statistics towards bridging human understanding and sense making in situations of risk and uncertainty.