Call for Nominations for the C. Allin Cornell Award

The C. Allin Cornell Award Selection Committee is soliciting nominations of outstanding candidates for this Award, to be given at the upcoming ICASP14 Conference in Dublin, Ireland, July 9 – 13, 2023.

Starting in 1987, once every four years at each International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP), the international Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) has recognized an individual for contributions made to the development of risk and reliability methods in civil engineering through the "CERRA Award."  In 2009, the Board of Directors of CERRA unanimously voted to rename the CERRA Award to the "C. Allin Cornell Award" in recognition of the seminal contributions of late Professor C. Allin Cornell (1938-2007) of Stanford University to the field of risk and reliability analysis. The Award recognizes the selected person's outstanding contributions to the science and/or application of risk and reliability theory relevant to civil engineering.

Past recipients of the CERRA Award and the C. Allin Cornell Award, along with the location of the Conference where the award was made, are as follows:

Award Nomination Rules

An award nomination shall consist of a nomination letter (limited to one page in length) and up to two letters of endorsement (each limited to one page in length).  Curriculum vitae or other documentation will not be considered. The nominee’s doctoral advisor is ineligible to submit or endorse a nomination; nor will self-nominations be considered. 

The Committee for 2023 consists of former award recipients: 

The entire nomination package should be submitted in a single PDF file to the Chair of the Award Committee, Michael Faber (, by May 26th, 2023. The Committee will review the nominations and make a final selection in early June.  

Guidelines for CERRA Student Recognition Awards

Starting with ICASP 11 in 2011, CERRA also introduced the "CERRA Student Recognition Award". The award is given in recognition of scientific contributions and personal merits of student researchers and may, besides a certificate, include financial support.

Requirements & Deadlines

The lead student author of an accepted paper is eligible to compete for a 2023 CERRA Student Recognition Award. Please see below for the details of the competition.