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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Halbert L. White Prize in Info-Metrics, Nomination

The Info-Metrics Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the 
Halbert L. White, Jr. prize in memory of one of the Institute?s founding 
Board members who passed away on March 31, 2012.

 The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research by an early 
career scholar in the field of info- metrics and carries an award of 00 
to be conferred either to an individual or shared among joint recipients. 
A maximum of one prize will be awarded each year. The award ceremony will 
occur at the first Info-Metrics meeting (conference or workshop) following 
the announcement of the award recipient.

 The annual Info-Metrics prize will be given for the best recent published 
work, in any academic discipline, that is deemed likely to bring important 
advances to multiple academic disciplines in the area of info-metrics (the 
science and practice of inference and quantitative information 
processing). The first prize will be given in 2014.

 All topics within the field of info-metrics are eligible, regardless of 

 Sponsors: The Info-Metrics Institute

 Criteria: High quality info-metrics research is the only criteria.

 Eligibility: The prize is open to researchers that have completed their 
PhD within the preceding 10 years. Members of the Info-Metrics Advisory 
Board cannot be nominated. The award consists of a certificate listing the 
paper/work, the author's name and affiliation and a cash prize of 
[bulletin/bulletin_item.php] ,000.00.

 The interdisciplinary Award committee and its Chair will be appointed by 
the Advisory Board of the Info- Metrics Institute and will include at 
least three individuals from across the scientific spectrum.

 The inaugural Award Committee consists of:

 Essie Maasoumi (Emory; Social Sciences) ? Chair
 Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany; Natural Sciences) ? Member
 Luciano Floridi (Oxford; Philosophy) ? Member
 Yuichi Kitamura (Yale; Social Sciences) ? Member
 Raphael D. Levine (Hebrew University and UCLA; Natural Sciences) ? Member
 Aman Ullah (UC Riverside; Social Sciences) ? Member

 Nomination Procedure: One or more Affiliates of the Info-Metrics Institute 
may nominate a paper/person (or in some cases, a body of work), with a 
description of the work?s merits and the impact it has had or may have. 
The deadline for nomination is June 30. The complete nomination should be 
sent via email to with the Subject line: 
?info-metrics prize nomination?.

 Self-nomination is not allowed.