We have the pleasure to announce that the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) decided that Vianney Costemalle from Insee will receive the first prize for the 2019 IAOS Prize for Young Statisticians (YSP).

The awarded research “Detecting geographical differencing problems in the context of spatial data dissemination” deals with spatial issues. The first place where Vianney Costemalle gave a presentation on this topic was the EFGS 2018 conference in Helsinki.

Vianney Costemalle will be awarded in Kuala Lumpur during the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress (ISI WSC) in August 2019 where he also will give the presentation at the Early Careers session.

Vianney Costemalle is a French 31-years-old statistician. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ensae (National School of Statistics and Economic Administration) in Paris, where he obtained a master degree in statistics. He first joined the French national institute of statistics and economic studies (Insee) in 2013 where he began developing statistical models applied on demographic issues and publishing some short demographic studies. In 2017 he moved to the geographical methods and repositories division starting to work on spatial analysis and the production of spatial information.