June 2, 2008, 12:00AM

The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) announced that Professor Stephen Fienberg has been named the first recipient of the Lise Manchester Award. This biennieal award is to commemorate the late Dr Lise Manchester's abiding interest in making use of statistical methods to provide insights into matters of relevance to society at large. This new award recognizes excellence in 'state of the art' statistical research which considers problems of public interest and which is potentially useful for formation of Canadian public policy.

Stephen Fienberg Stephen Fienberg received this award for his 2006 paper "Privacy and Confidentiality in an e-Commerce World: Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Matching and Disclosure Limitation" published in the journal Statistical Science Vol. 21 No. 2, pp 143-154. This paper deals with the growing concerns regarding loss of privacy associated with the rapidly growing availability of online databases...

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