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Samantha C Bates Prins <[log in to unmask]>
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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:40:15 -0400
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The Classification Society Distinguished Dissertation Award
supported by Chapman and Hall/CRC

The Award will be for the best PhD (or approximately equivalent doctoral)
dissertation nominated by an annual deadline. The theme is clustering,
classification, related areas of data analysis, encompassing both associated
theory and/or applications.

Typical criteria for nomination for the Award include: (i) the most
innovative or impressive work in theory/methodology, or the most innovative
or well developed application(s); and (ii) the literature review has to be
thorough. For the next submission deadline, 1 January 2011, nominated PhDs
have to have been successfully completed in the 2010 calendar year.

In 2011 the Award totals US$500 in book vouchers from Chapman and Hall/CRC.
The winner will be invited to make a presentation in a special plenary 
session at the CS Annual Meeting. CS will cover travel expenses to the 2011 
Annual Meeting of at most US$1000 for a North American based Award winner 
or at most US$1500 for an Award winner based elsewhere.

Full information on the award, including the nomination and evaluation processes, can be found at the CS website:

Contact for information and nominations: prinssc (at) jmu (.) edu

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