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Dear member of the ISI Community,
The ISI, in cooperation with the ISI Sections, has organized a range of short courses to be held from 17-20 August 2011 in Dublin, just prior to the ISI World Statistics Congress.  The purpose of this letter is to remind you that the registration for these courses is now open and I invite you to register for a course of your interest as soon as possible!  All the details about the courses and information about registration can be found at http://isi-web.org/root/wsc-shortcourses2011.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ISI Permanent Office.
You are also invited to bring this message to the attention of those who might be interested to take part in the short courses.

Thank you.  
With kind regards,  
Ada van Krimpen


The International Statistical Institute (ISI) will hold its 58th World Statistics Congress (WSC) in Dublin, Ireland, from 21-26 August 2011

In connection to this event, the Indian Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, representing the Government of India, is continuing its biennial initiative to award the Mahalanobis International Award in Statistics in memory of the eminent Indian statistician Professor P.C. Mahalanobis.

The Award is to be given to a selected statistician from a developing country (as defined by the United Nations) who has worked there in recognition of his/her lifetime achievement in Statistics and the promotion of best statistical practices. This initiative serves the double purpose of keeping the memory of P.C. Mahalanobis alive and of recognising and stimulating progress in Statistics in developing countries.

The previous winners of the Award are Professor C.R. Rao (India) in 2003, Professor Benjamin Kiregyera (Uganda) in 2005, Dr. Isidoro P. David (Philippines) in 2007, and Professor Pedro Morettin (Brazil) in 2009.

At the request of the Indian Minister, the ISI has asked the ISI Mahalanobis Committee, chaired by Professor Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi (Italy), to propose a candidate for the 2011 Award.

The Mahalanobis International Award in Statistics consists of:

• An economy class return flight ticket to the 58th ISI WSC in Dublin
• A per diem payment for accommodation and other living expenses while in Dublin
• A monetary award of US$5,000

The 2011 Award will be presented at the ISI WSC in Dublin, Ireland (21-26 August 2011).

The Mahalanobis Committee on International Award in Statistics invites you to propose a candidate to the Committee, with reasons supporting the proposed candidate and the proposed candidate’s curriculum vitae. Candidates can nominate themselves for the Award, accompanied by a support of two referees. Candidates can also be proposed by their organisation, academic institution, National Statistical Office or National Statistical Society.

Please send proposals, with supporting documents, to Ms. Shabani Mehta at the ISI Permanent Office () before 10th January 2011 with the Subject "Mahalanobis”.

More information is available at www.isi-web.org/about/mahalanobis-international-award-in-statistics