The 32nd New England Statistics Symposium

April 13–April 14, 2018, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Submission for the IBM Student Paper and the Mass Mutual Student Poster competitions is closed.

IBM Student Paper Competition

Selection Criteria

Evaluators evaluate the blinded manuscripts with the following consideration:

  • Novelty in theory/methods/applications
  • Significance and potential impact of the research
  • Motivation by a relevant problem
  • Methodological development or investigation relevant to the motivating problem
  • Scientifically meaningful illustration of proposed methodology
  • Clarity and style of presentation

Further Notes

All students submitting papers to the competition will be expected to present their work in the poster session. We are considering offering a few oral presentations to the finalists for the paper presentations. Finalists will be notified by Monday, April 9. Paper competition finalists will not be eligible to win the poster award.

Mass Mutual Student Poster Competition

Selection Criteria

Evaluators evaluate the posters on a scale of 1-10 based on the following weighted factors:

  • Presentation of information (40%)
  • The originality and significance of research (30%)
  • Insightfulness of discussion (30%)

Posters that receive high scores will have excellent graphics with large fonts and images, nice backgrounds, and good readability from at least one meter, precise text, and logical flow to the information; focused problems, innovative contributions to methodological or applied statistics; and a presenter who engages the viewers with exciting, interactive presentation and answers questions with clarity.