New Computational Statistics Journal Wins Multiple Awards

Posted: May 24, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: May 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

By Robin Herron

A journal edited by two Mason faculty members and published for the first time in 2009 won three awards as part of the John Wiley & Sons Publishers series, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs).

Professor Edward Wegman, who has joint appointments in the College of Science’s Department of Computational and Data Sciences and the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering’s Department of Statistics; and Yasmin Said, research assistant professor in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences, edit the WIREs Computational Statistics along with David W. Scott of Rice University.

WIREs Computational Statistics is part of a stable of five e-journals (three begun in 2009 and two begun earlier this year) that collectively won PROSE awards from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

The awards were

  • The 2010 R.R. Hawkins Award, the association’s top prize to recognize outstanding scholarly works in all disciplines of the arts and sciences
  • eProduct/Best Multidiscipline Platform
  • Excellence in Reference Works

According to Wegman, who directs Mason’s Center for Computational Data Sciences, WIREs Computational Statistics is published six times per year. Contributions are by invitation and are refereed.

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