The BEST Award for Student Research

Department of Statistical Science
Duke University
BEST Foundation
New Jersey

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The BEST Award: 2011/12 Submissions and Award

The 2011/12 BEST Award is for papers submitted in the competition of Academic Year 2011/12.

Students should submit a written paper and supporting materials on their research project to: The 2011/12 BEST Award Selection Committee, c/o Ms Karen Herndon, 214 Old Chemistry Building, or via email attachments to

Submissions must be received before March 31st 2012. No submissions will be considered after that date.

The paper must include a complete description of the problem area, context and goals, and represent a scholarly work developing new ideas and models in that context, with details of the literature, modeling and computational developments, and relevant financial/econometric aspects.

The 2011/12 BEST Award Selection Committee will review all complete submissions received by the deadline with a view to making the award at a formal award ceremony during the Department of Statistical Science graduation ceremony in May 2012.