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Awards

William K. Estes Early Career Award

The Society for Mathematical Psychology presents an award annually for exceptional published research in the field of mathematical psychology by an early career investigator. Previously known as the "New Investigator Award", it was renamed after William K. Estes in 2009, recognizing his contributions to our Society and the field of mathematical psychology generally.

Eligibility, nomination, and selection

The William K. Estes Early Career Award is given for exceptional published research in the field of mathematical psychology by an early career researcher. "Early career researcher" is intended to include individuals who are either students or are no more than eight years beyond the Ph.D. at the time of nomination. Publications dated 2011 or later will be considered. The award is to be given for a body of work in the field of Mathematical Psychology. Single-authored publications are given the most weight, but the committee may consider nominees who have been first author on more than one publication. The person nominated need not be a member of the Society. Self-nominations will not be considered.

The winner will be selected by a special committee appointed by the Executive Committee; the selection committee normally is chaired by the Society's President. The winner will be announced at the Annual Mathematical Psychology Society Meeting. The recipient will receive a $250 tax-free award, plus up to $1,000 in travel costs, and will be invited to make a presentation at a future meeting of the Society.

Nominations should be sent via e-mail by a deadline that is announced annually. The deadline for the current year has passed. Nominations should include:

  • a one-page summary of the significance of the research
  • a current CV
  • a recommendation letter from the nominator
  • a letter from nominee stating he or she consents to be considered for the award
Please submit all materials to Leslie Blaha via info@mathpsych.org with subject: Early Career Award Nomination <nominee name>.

Past William K. Estes Early Career Award winners
2020 Guy Hawkins
2019 Joseph Larry Austerweil
2019 Dora Matzke
2018 David Kellen
2017 Jennifer Trueblood
2016 Joe Houpt
2015 Chris Donkin
2015 Brandon Turner
2014 Joachim Vandekerckhove
2013 Wolf Vanpaemel
2012 Clintin Davis-Stober
2011 Charles Kemp
2010 Janne Kujala
2009 Thomas L. Griffiths
2008 Scott Brown
2007 Danielle Jasmine Navarro
2006 Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
2005 Josh Tenenbaum
2004 Marc Howard
2003 Michael Lee
2002 George Karabatsos
2001 David Huber
1999 Michel Regenwetter
1998 Robin D. Thomas
1997 Adele Diederich
1996 Jerry Balakrishnan
1995 Jay I. Myung
1994 Zygmunt Pizlo
1993 Michael D'Zmura
1991 Peter Wakker
1990 Rami Zwick
1989 Theodore Alper
1988 Michael Rudd
1987 Robert M. Nosofsky

R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award

The Society for Mathematical Psychology presents an award annually for the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology in the preceding three years. The award is named after R. Duncan Luce, recognizing his founding role in the field of mathematical psychology, and in our Society and the journal.

Eligibility, nomination, and selection

Publications dated in any of the preceding three calendar years will be considered. Nominations should include the exact title, authors, and publication date in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology. The authors nominated need not be members of the Society. Self-nominations will not be considered.

The winner will be selected by a special committee appointed by the Executive Committee and in consultation with the Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Psychology. The winner will be announced at the Annual Mathematical Psychology Society Meeting.

Nominations should be sent via e-mail by a deadline that is announced annually. The deadline for the current year has passed. Please submit all materials to Leslie Blaha via info@mathpsych.org with subject: Luce Outstanding Paper Award Nomination <nominee name>.

Past R. Duncan Luce Outstanding Paper Award winners
2020 Cheng-Ta Yang, Shulan Hsieh, Cheng Ju Hsieh, Mario Fific, Yen-Ting Yu, & Chun-Hao Wang
2019 Michael Kalish, John Cameron Dunn, Oleg Burdakov, & Oleg Sysoev
2018 Daniel R. Little, Ami Eidels, Mario Fific, & Tony Wang
2017 Annelies Bartlema, Ruud Wetzels, Michael Lee, & Wolf Vanpaemel
2016 Denis Cousineau, Guy L. Lacroix, Gyslain Giguère, & Sébastien Hélie
2015 Joe Houpt & James T. Townsend
2014 Brandon Turner & Per Sederberg
2013 Jeffrey Rouder, Richard D. Morey, Paul L. Speckman, & Jordan M. Province
2012 Christoph Klauer & David Kellen
2011 Clintin Davis-Stober
2010 Diederik Aerts
2009 Geoff Iverson
2008 R. Duncan Luce & Ragnar Steingrimsson
2007 Robin D. Thomas
2006 Jerome Busemeyer & Adele Diederich
2005 Michael Levine
2004 Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov
2003 Louis Narens
2002 Philip Smith
2001 John Miyamoto
2000 Richard Chechile

Computational Brain & Behavior Outstanding Paper Award

The Society for Mathematical Psychology announces a new annual award for the most outstanding paper published in Computational Brain & Behavior in the preceding three years.

Eligibility, nomination, and selection

Publications dated in any of the preceding three calendar years will be considered. Nominations should include the exact title, authors, and publication date in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology. The authors nominated need not be members of the Society. Self-nominations will not be considered.

The winner will be selected by a special committee appointed by the Executive Committee and in consultation with the Editor of the Computational Brain & Behavior. The winner will be announced at the Annual Mathematical Psychology Society Meeting.

Nominations should be sent via e-mail by a deadline that is announced annually. The deadline for the current year has passed. Please submit all materials to Leslie Blaha via info@mathpsych.org with subject: Computational Brain & Behavior Outstanding Paper Award Nomination <nominee name>.

Past Computational Brain & Behavior Outstanding Paper Award winners
2020 Adam N. Hornsby, Thomas Evans, Peter S. Riefer, Rosie Prior, & Bradley C. Love
2019 Anselm Rothe, Brenden Lake, & Todd Gureckis

Society for Mathematical Psychology Senior Fellow Award

The Society for Mathematical Psychology gives an annual award honoring the lifetime contributions of a Society member. Winners are announced at the annual meeting of the Society, and participate in a "Conversation with the Senior Fellow" in the following annual meeting.

Contributions can be in the any of the following areas:

  • Contributions in the mathematical modeling of psychological phenomena.
  • Mentorship of students, faculty, and others, with a particular focus on advancing the field of mathematical psychology.
  • Service that has advanced the field of mathematical psychology.

Eligibility, nomination, and selection

Recipients must be members of the Society of Mathematical Psychology. Nominations must be made by an active member of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. The nomination must be submitted electronically to the Secretary by the deadline. Nominations must include:

  • The nominee's current CV
  • Two letters of nomination no more than two pages each. One of the letters should come from the nominator and one from another member of the Society
Self-nominations are not permitted. Each year, the selection committee will continue to consider previously submitted nominations. The committee invites updates to existing nominations as well as new nominations.

Past Society for Mathematical Psychology Senior Fellow Award winners