Moran Medal

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The Moran Medal in Statistical Sciences is awarded every two years by the Australian Academy of Science to recognize outstanding research by Australian scientists under 40 years of age in the fields of applied probability, biometrics, mathematical genetics, psychometrics, and statistics.

This medal commemorates the work of the late Pat Moran, for his achievements in probability.



Year Winner Affiliation Location Award field Notes
2017 Joshua Ross University of Adelaide Applied Probability and Statistics [1]
2015 Yee Hwa Yang University of Sydney statistical methodology [2]
2013 Aurore Delaigle University of Melbourne Statistics [3]
2011 Scott Sisson (statistician) and Mark Tanaka University of New South Wales Sydney Statistics [4]
2009 Melanie Bahlo Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Melbourne Statistics [5]
2007 Rob J. Hyndman Monash University Melbourne Several areas of statistics [6]
2005 Mark W. Blows University of Queensland Brisbane Mathematical genetics
2003 Nigel G. Bean University of Adelaide Adelaide Applied probability [7]
2001 Aihua Xia University of Melbourne Melbourne Applied probability
1997 Matthew P. Wand University of Wollongong Wollongong, NSW Statistics [8]
1993 Philip K. Pollett University of Queensland Brisbane Applied probability [9]
1990 Alan H. Welsh Australian National University Canberra


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    "'New era of gene technology is on its way', says medal winner", 2009-05-05,
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    "Rob Hyndman awarded with prestigious Moran Medal", 2007-06-05,
  7. ^ "Two researchers win prestigious medals", 2003-01-08,
  8. ^ "Australian Academy of Science Newsletter", April-June 1997,
  9. ^ "Professor Philip Pollett", Undated,

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