Our very own Linda Haines has been awarded the 2017 Herbert Sichel Medal by the South African Statistical Association.

The medal rewards the best statistics paper published the previous year in a peer-reviewed journal by a South African statistician. The medal came into existence in 1997 in memory of Professor Sichel, a statistician who made great advances in both theoretical and applied statistics, pioneering the science of Geostatistics as well as Operations Research in South Africa.