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Wenbin Lu, Ph.D.

Department of Statistics,
North Carolina State University

2311 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695

2019 Student Paper Awards and Travel Grants

Please be advised that the deadline for Student Paper Award Application is March 1, 2019.

The 2019 Applied Statistics Symposium by the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) will be held on June 9-12, 2019 at at the Raleigh Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. This will be the 28th annual symposium for ICSA.

To encourage student members of ICSA to participate and to share their research at the Symposium, ICSA will offer Student Paper Awards and Travel Grants for outstanding student papers.


The applicant must be an ICSA member at the time of manuscript submission, a doctoral degree candidate in any term during the academic year of 2018-2019 at an accredited institute, and be able to register and present the research work at the 2019 Applied Statics Symposium.


Requirement Manuscript should be prepared double spaced using Biometrics or JASA guidelines for authors. Excluding tables and figures, the manuscript must be no more than 20 pages, with at least one-inch for all margins and no smaller than 12-point font. The research work must be relevant to application in a variety of fields including biomedicine, finance, business, etc. The manuscript may be co-authored with a faculty advisor and/or a small number of collaborators, but the student must be the leading author.

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscript should be received no later than March 1, 2019. The submission should include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A separate title page with author(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone/fax numbers and email address;
  • A separate page of abstract;
  • A blind copy of the manuscripts without author information or affiliation;
  • A copy of the ICSA membership application form for non-members. (Membership application/renew forms can be found from All materials should be packaged into one zip file and sent by email to ICSA Student Award Committee at with subject as "2019 ICSA student paper submission - [student name]" ;
Withdraw and Disqualification

Applicants are free to withdraw their submissions at any time. However, if the same paper is also submitted to for other competitions and wins other award(s) before the ICSA announces the winners for the symposium, the author should notify the committee timely. The committee may then ask the author to withdraw the paper.

Review and Selection

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Members of the Student Award Committee will review the received manuscript(s) based on the following criteria:

  • The manuscript should be well motivated by an application to the specific field(s);
  • The methodology developed should be applicable to the motivating problem. Inclusion of an application to a practical study will be favorably considered;
  • Organization and clarity of the presentation will be considered as well.

In normal situations, up to six student award winners (five Student Travel Awards, one Jiann-Ping Hsu Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences Student Paper Award) will be selected. Each winner will receive a plaque, an award for travel and registration reimbursement up to $1000 or a cash award of $550, whichever is bigger, as well as a free registration for a short course. Winners will be notified at early April.


Any questions, please contact the Student Paper Competition Committee:

  • Dr. Luo Xiao, Chair, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Gen Li, Columbia University
  • Dr. Meng Li, Rice University
  • Dr. Suyu Liu, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Min Qian, Columbia University
  • Dr. Rui Song, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Yang Song, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Dr. Yanxun Xu, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Lingzhou Xue, Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Shu Yang, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Jiajia Zhang, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Yichuan Zhao, Georgia State University
  • Dr. Yingqi Zhao, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Dr. Ruoqing Zhu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Yunzhang Zhu, Ohio State University