Call for Nomination: 2020 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Small Area Estimation (SAE Award)

The Scientific Program and Local Organization Committees of SAE2020: A Conference on Big Data for Small Area Estimation (hereafter, SAE2020) are jointly inviting nominations for the 2020 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Small Area Estimation (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.

Selection Process and Deadline

A nomination consists of a nomination letter (limited to one page), in which the nominator should highlight the major achievements of the nominee in small area estimation. All nominations should be sent by email to The deadline for receiving the nomination is March 15, 2020.

The Award

A Medal or Plaque of Honor will be awarded to the winner during SAE2020 in Naples, Italy, July 6-8, 2020. The winner is expected to deliver a 10-minute speech.

Previous Winners

J. N. K. Rao (2017), Danny Pfeffermann (2018), Malay Ghosh (2019).

SAE2020 Award Committee:

Jiming Jiang (Chair), Malay Ghosh, Danny Pfeffermann, J. N. K. Rao, Roberta Siciliano. Note: The 2020 SAE Award Committee is not a permanent award committee. 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. For more information, please contact Jiming Jiang, Chair of the SAE2020 Award Committee at the email address given above.