Ms. Ajmery Jaman, Lecturer, the Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, won the first prize in the 2015 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards Competition for young statisticians from developing countries.
She received the award for her paper “A Bias-Corrected Approach to Rotnitzky Jewell Criteria for Appropriate Correlation Structure Selection in Generalized Estimating Equations”. The work was carried out under the supervision of Professor Dr. Mahbub Latif from ISRT.
The other collaborators of the work were Professors Dr. Abdus S. Wahed, University of Pittsburgh, USA and Dr. Wasimul Bari, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Jan Tinbergen Awards are named after the famous Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994) who won the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1969.
Up to three awards are made for each competition. In addition to a cash prize, generously provided by the Dutch ‘Stichting Internationaal Statistisch Studiefonds’, the winners receive support to enable their participation at the next International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Statistics Congress and present their winning papers.
Ms. Jaman presented her paper in a Special Topic Session (STS) of the 60th ISI World Statistics Congress that was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during 26-31 July 2015.
It is worth mentioning that Ms. Jaman did her bachelor (BS) and master’s (MS) degrees in Applied Statistics from ISRT, University of Dhaka in the years 2012 and 2013.