See the source link in this post for the full citation regarding this wonderful honor by the Royal Statistical Society. The Guy Medal in Gold is awarded to RSS fellows or others who are judged to have merited a signal mark of distinction by reason of their innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics. The awards ceremony will be held at the Society’s annual conference in Sheffield, England, on September 2nd.
Named after the distinguished statistician, William Guy FRS, the Guy Medals are given to encourage the cultivation of statistics in their scientific aspects and promote the application of numbers to the solution of important problems in all the relations of life in which the numerical method can be employed. There are three medals, in gold, silver and bronze. The gold is normally awarded every three years; the silver and bronze medals are awarded every year.