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Noted British statistician Sir David Cox (92) was awarded inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics.
The International Prize in Statistics Foundation has bestowed this award on Sir David Cox in recognition of Survival Analysis Model (or Cox Model) Applied in Medicine, Science, and Engineering.
About Sir David Cox
- Sir David Cox is renowned statistician born on 15 July 1924 in Birmingham, England.
- He is known for developing the proportional hazards model i.e. Cox Model in 1992. His model is widely used in analysis of survival data which enables researchers to more easily identify risks of specific factors for mortality or other survival outcomes among groups of patients with disparate characteristics.
- He is a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and fellow of the Royal Society, an honorary fellow of the British Academy.
- He has served as President of Bernoulli Society, Royal Statistical Society and International Statistical Institute.
- Awards and Honours: Copley Medal (2010), he was knighted in 1985.
About International Prize in Statistics
- The prestigious award given by the International Prize in Statistics Foundation. It recognizes a major achievement of an individual or team in the field of statistics.
- The Prize aims at promoting understanding of the growing importance and diverse ways statistics, probability and data analysis. It carries monetary award of US 75000 dollars.