Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 61, June 2024




For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Alessia Caponera This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 30th.


Announcing The David Cox Medal for Statistics

Along with the American Statistical Society (ASA), the International Biometric Society (IBS), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Bernoulli Society has set up a new international statistics medal, commemorating the life and work of Sir David Cox.

The award, called the David Cox Medal for Statistics, will recognise researchers in the fields of statistical theory, methodology and applications whose work is original, with conceptual depth and novelty, and which moves the field or a substantive application area forward.

Sir David Cox, a pioneering statistical researcher who introduced numerous innovations, published his seminal paper on regression models at the age of 48. In memory of this, medals are to be given to mid-career researchers, with an age limit of 50 (with exceptions to be made for extenuating circumstances). Nominations will not be restricted to members of the awarding societies.

Bernoulli Society President Victor Panaretos remarked, “David Cox left his mark on our discipline, by way of his transformative research, his mentoring of young statisticians, and his committed service from numerous important posts– including as Bernoulli Society President. It is only fitting to celebrate his legacy with this new award, indeed an award that I believe has the potential to bring additional visibility to our field. I’m especially proud that this project was first conceived and initiated by the Bernoulli Society, and very pleased that it has garnered support from so many partner Societies.”

Awarded to three statisticians every three years, the prize will be decided by a selection committee representing all the involved societies, with a rotating chair.

Nominations are now open and will be closing on 31 October 2024.

More information and the nomination form can be found on our website here.


Bernoulli Society Golden Jubilee

Join us this year in celebrating 50 years of the Bernoulli Society at the 11th World Congress in Bochum (August 12-16, 2024), and throughout the year. To mark the occasion, we have introduced a "50 year logo" (below, and on our homepage banner). Feel free to use it in any fitting context to celebrate our Society. Read about our Society's history here, and stay tuned for more!



General News

European Meeting of Statisticians – Call for Proposals

The Bernoulli Society is excited to announce a call for proposals for hosting the European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) in 2026, 2027 and 2029. The European Meetings of Statisticians are central events for statistics and probability in Europe and worldwide. The meetings should be the natural forum where all European statisticians and probabilists meet to exchange ideas and learn about the latest scientific developments. The EMS is typically held in June or July at a time of year that helps maximize attendance, although timing may vary depending on the local circumstances of the chosen venue. The venue should be a location accessible to a large proportion of Bernoulli membership and European researchers. Anyone interested in hosting either EMS 2026, EMS 2027 or EMS 2029 should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can provide detailed information for guidance on what is required. Pre-proposals to host EMS 2026 are encouraged to be sent by June 15th, 2024 and will receive prompt feedback. Proposals are expected to be finalized by July 31st, 2024.

New Researcher Award – Call for Applications

The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the 2025 New Researcher Award. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the 65th ISI World Statistics Congress to be held in The Hague from October 5-10, 2025, and will receive a funding up to 1000 EUR to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work. Eligible candidates are active researchers in Mathematical Statistics who obtained the PhD degree on or after June 15th, 2019, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the PhD, such as parenthood. Diversity among the awardees is one of the Society’s goals, and therefore women and members of under- represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should apply through the web form here and send the required documents to the e-mail address indicated in the form, by June 15th, 2024.

Willem van Zwet Medal – Call for Nominations

Nominations are open for the third award of the Bernoulli Society’s Willem van Zwet medal. This medal is awarded for special service to the Bernoulli Society. The first and second awards were made in 2021 to Maria Eulalia Vares and in 2023 to Thomas Mikosch. Nominations for the 2025 Willem van Zwet Medal should be communicated by email to the Willem van Zwet Medal Committee care of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for nominations is July 22nd, 2024, at noon UTC. For more details, both of eligibility for the award and of what is needed for the nomination, please visit the webpage here.

Call for Photographs and Video Footage

As the Bernoulli Society approaches its 50th year of existence, we are launching an effort to collect and archive photographs and video footage related to the society — whether from the distant or more recent past. If you have material you would like to share, please contact Ms Kamila Siuda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 1st, 2024.


Events Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by Bernoulli Society

2nd Joint Conference on Statistics and Data Science in China

July 12–14, 2024
Kunming, China

The 2nd Joint Conference on Statistics and Data Science in China (JCSDS) will be held in July 2024, hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Yunnan University, the Yunnan Key Laboratory of Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis, and the Institute of Yunnan Applied Statistics. The JCSDS is an international academic conference for which the Bernoulli Society is now an official sponsor. The conference will feature various sessions, including plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, and posters. Additionally, there will be enterprise booths, employer hiring opportunities, short courses, and workshops. For registration and more information, please visit the conference website.

BS-IMS World Congress Pre-Meeting for Young Researchers 2024

August 10–11, 2024
Essen, Germany

The Bernoulli-IMS World Congress Pre-Meeting for Young Researchers 2024 will take place in August 2024 on the campus of University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Among others, the pre-meeting features lectures by Emmanuel Candès (Stanford University) on conformal inference and Remco van der Hofstad (TU Eindhoven) on networks, and offers sessions with career advice for young researchers.

BS-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics

August 12–16, 2024
Bochum, Germany

The Bernoulli-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will take place in August 2024 on the campus of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Held every four years, the Congress is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased.

Take a look at the provisional program (information about the program is continuously updated):

BIRS Workshop on Causal Inference and Prediction for Network Data

August 18–23, 2024
Banff, Canada

The Banff International Research Station will host the Causal Inference and Prediction for Network Data workshop in Banff, Canada, in co-sponsorship with the Bernoulli Society, through its Committee on Statistical Network Science. The workshop will bring researchers from theory, computation, and different applications together, to help theoreticians and methodologists focus on real problems, and to alert application researchers to the newest developments in methods. Virtual access to the workshop will be available via Zoom. Spaces will be limited. If interested in an invitation to attend, please contact Tianxi Li at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

65th ISI World Statistics Congress 2025

October 5–9, 2025
The Hague, Netherlands

The ISI World Statistics Congress 2025 will be held in October 2025 in The Hague, Netherlands. It takes place every two years, since 1887, and it represents the leading congress on statistics and data science worldwide. The programme will span the full field of statistics and data science including academia, business, industry, government and official statistics in line with the breadth of the ISI and the Associations affiliated with the ISI. Please note that the conference has been postponed from July to October. Refer to the conference website for any updates, as well as for further details on the conference.


Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

Official Publications of the Bernoulli Society

Bernoulli https://projecteuclid.org/journals/bernoulli

Stochastic Processes and their Applications https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/stochastic-processes-and-their-applications

SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics https://www.springer.com/series/14353

Co-Sponsored Publications

Have a look at http://www.bernoullisociety.org/index.php/publications for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, and ALEA.

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