Congratulations to Irene Vrbik, the winner of the 2014 Classification Society Distinguished Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled Non-Elliptical and Fractionally-Supervised Classification (University of Guelph). Hsin-Hsiung Huang received honorable mention this year for his dissertation Information extraction for Virus Classification and Robust Dimension Reduction (University of Illinois at Chicago).

The Classification Society each year offers an award for an outstanding PhD dissertation on the theme of clustering, classification, related areas of data analysis, encompassing both associated theory and/or applications. The 2014 Award was US $500 in book vouchers from Chapman and Hall/CRC and an invited presentation at the CS Annual Meeting. Watch this page for announcements of the next call for nominations.