Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 18



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* Bernoulli Society Lectures for the World Congress at Toronto 2016

Special lectures for the World Congress of Probability are confirmed. See section Prizes below.


* New President-Elect and new Council members

Susan Murphy (USA) has been elected as Bernoulli Society President (commencing in August 2017) in succession to the next President Sara van de Geer.

There will be six vacancies on Council, all arising from end of term of office in 2015. The following have been elected as the Bernoulli Society Council members 2015-2019: Arup Bose (India), Valerie Susan Isham (UK); Victor Rivero (Mexico); Akira Sakai (Japan); Lorenzo Zambotti (France); Johanna Ziegel (Switzerland).


* New Bernoulli News Editor

Victor Panaretos This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is coming to the end of his second term as Bernoulli News editor, and will be succeeded by Miguel de Carvalho This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They will collaborate on the May 15 issue of Bernoulli News, after which Miguel will be sole editor. Bernoulli Society is extremely grateful to Victor for his energetic service as editor, and to Miguel for agreeing to take over this very important role. We are glad to report that Victor remains involved in Bernoulli Society, as he is a member of the Bernoulli Society Publications Committee.


* New Editor-in-Chief for Stochastic Processes and their Applications

Bernoulli Society has great pleasure in announcing that Professor Herold Dehling of Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum will serve as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications, in succession to the current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Takashi Kumagai. Prof Dehling informs us that the effective date of handover will be April 1, 2015, and that his term of service concludes end March 31, 2018. We are extremely grateful to both these distinguished scientists for their tireless and influential service, both past, present and future.



2.1 - Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* 38th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Oxford, July 13-17 2015

The 38th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications will take place in Oxford from the 13th to the 17th July 2015. The conference is hosted by the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Statistics, and organised under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.


* European Meeting of Statisticians, Amsterdam, July 6-10 2015

The 30th European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. It is organized in a roughly two-yearly schedule and is sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society. The program consists of invited and contributed lectures, and posters, addressing a full range of subjects in statistics and its many applications.


* 60th ISI World Statistics Conference 2015, Rio Janeiro, July 26-31 2015

The 60th ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 26–31 July 2015. The WSC is the flagship conference of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and its seven associations, a biennial conference with a rich tradition.


* Extreme Value Analysis, Ann Arbor, June 15-19 2015

The 9th international conference on Extreme Value Analysis will take place at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It will feature recent research on the probability and statistics of extreme value phenomena and its important applications to: climate and weather; finance; insurance; engineering and computer science.


* Limit Theorems in Probability, Imperial College, London, March 23-26 2015

Conference in honour of N.H. Bingham's 70th birthday, to take place at Imperial College, London. Organised by Charles Goldie, Alex Mijatovic and Rüdiger Kiesel under the auspices of the Imperial Probability Centre, sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and supported by the London Mathematical Society and the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College. The meeting will seize the opportunity to enlist the participation of probabilists in a meeting on a broad topic of central importance in the subject. A Festschrift to be published as a special volume of Advances in Applied Probability is planned. Registration is now open, and some support for PhD students is available. See the webpage for registration and list of confirmed speakers.

 2.2 - Other events

* Disordered Models of Mathematical Physics, Valparaiso, July 21-24 2015

The workshop Disordered Models of Mathematical Physics will take place in, Valparaiso, Chile. This is a satellite meeting of the International Congress on Mathematical Physics.


* Bernoulli Society Lectures for the World Congress at Toronto 2016

We are delighted to announce the Bernoulli Society special lectures for the World Congress of Probability and Statistics at Toronto 2016.
- Laplace Lecture: Byeong Park (Seoul National University, South Korea)
- Bernoulli Lecture: Valerie Isham (University College London, UK)
- Kolmogorov Lecture: Ruth Williams (UC San Diego, USA)
- Lévy Lecture: Servet Martinez (Universidad de Chile)
The names were proposed by a special committee for Bernoulli invited lectures, and approved by Bernoulli Society Executive Committee.


* Itô Prize 2015

Bernoulli Society is pleased to announce that the Itô Prize committee (consisting of the SPA Editorial Board, chaired by the Editor-in-Chief Takashi Kumagai) has selected the following paper to receive the Itô Prize 2015:

Francis Comets and Michael Cranston
Overlaps and pathwise localization in the Anderson polymer model. SPA 123 (2013), 2446-2471.

The prize is generously funded by Elsevier and is awarded by the Editorial Board of the Elsevier journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications (an official journal of the Bernoulli Society). Details of the prize are given at The prize will be presented by an Elsevier representative, and a corresponding talk will be given, at the Oxford SPA conference 13-17 July 2015


* Francisco Aranda Ordaz Prize 2014

It is a great pleasure to announce the two winners of the Francisco Aranda Ordaz prize for 2014 This prize is awarded every two or three years to two researchers from Latin America for PhD theses in Statistics and Probability. The prize winners this year are: in Statistics, Alejandro Cholaquidis, from Universidad de la República de Uruguay; in Probability, Julián Martinez, Universiteit Leiden.


* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

SPA 125 (2-3)
Bernoulli 20 (4)


* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at for the latest articles in ECP, EJP, EJS, Probab. Surveys and Statist. Surveys.


* Bernoulli News

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