Professor Hall was one of 30 people selected this year. In announcing its selection, the Academy said, "Professor Hall is widely regarded as one of the top five statisticians in the world over the last 20 years and arguably Australia's best ever scholar in statistics."
The Academy went on to say, "His academic scholarship attains the highest of standards, but he also possesses a rare capability to adapt his knowledge to other disciplines."
Professor Hall and the other Fellows who were elected will be installed at the Academy's Annual Symposium and General Meeting on 16-18 November 2015.
In addition to this, Professor Hall has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science since 1987, Fellow of the American Statistical Association since 1996, Fellow of the Royal Society of London since 2000, Australian Research Council's Federation Fellow from 2006-2011 and then Laureate Fellow since 2012, Officer of the Order of Australia in 2013 and Foreign Associate of US National Academy of Sciences since 2013.
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