Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 25

June 2016


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* Bernoulli Society General Assembly in Toronto

The Bernoulli Society General Assembly will meet during the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, on Tuesday July 12, at 12:45-13:45, in the Medical Sciences Auditorium, Toronto. Lunch will not to be provided. The Bernoulli Council, composed by the current Council Members and the Executive Committee, will meet on Monday July 11, 12:45-13:45 in Room 210 of the Fields Institute.

* ALEA now a co-sponsored publication by the Bernoulli Society

ALEA, the Latin American Journal of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, publishes research articles in probability theory, stochastic processes, mathematical statistics, and their applications. It publishes also review articles of subjects which developed considerably in recent years. All articles submitted go through a rigorous refereeing process by peers and are published immediately after accepted. It is an electronic journal which provides open access to all of its content. It is supported by IMPA, Instituto do Milênio, CIMAT, IMS and the Bernoulli Society.


- Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* Pre-World Congress Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability, Toronto, July 07-08

This two-day event has one day dedicated to academic talks and a short course on big data and is open to all who wish to attend. The second day is a series of talks focused on career development.

Registration now open.

* 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, July 11-15

The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, it 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.

Confirmed plenary speakers: David Brillinger (Tukey Lecture), Vanessa Didelez (IMS Medallion Lecture), Arnaud Doucet (IMS Medallion Lecture), Sara van de Geer (Wald Lecture), Christina Goldschmidt (IMS Medallion Lecture), Frank den Hollander (IMS Medallion Lecture), Valerie Isham (Bernoulli Lecture), Servet Martínez (Levy Lecture), Pierre del Moral (IMS Medallion Lecture), Byeong Park (Laplace Lecture), Scott Sheffield (Doob Lecture), Ruth Williams (Kolmogorov Lecture), Bin Yu (Rietz Lecture), Ofer Zeitouni (Schramm Lecture).

Registration now open.

* XIV Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, San José, Costa Rica, December 05-09

The Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics is the main event in probability and statistics in the region, having been held roughly every two or three years for almost 30 years. It is organized under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the Latin-American Society on Probability and Mathematical Statistics. The series of CLAPEMs has greatly contributed to the development of probability and statistics in Latin America by promoting regional cooperation, increasing the scholarly level of the research work in the region, facilitating the collaboration between Latin American researchers and colleagues from the rest of the world.

Invited speakers: Graciela Boente, Alexei Borodin, Pietro Caputo, Rick Durrett, Onésimo Hernández, Jean-Michel Loubes, Eric Moulines, Susan Murphy, David Nualart, Gavin Shaddick, Barry Simon.

Deadline for early-bird registration: July 15.

- Other events

* 26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, Copenhagen, June 27-30

The biannual NORDSTAT conference is organized under the auspices of the Nordic and Baltic statistical societies. This year the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics is organizing the meeting at the North Campus of University of Copenhagen. The invited sessions cover statistical theory and methodology, probability theory and applications to e.g. city planning, demography and forensics. All participants are encouraged to contribute to the poster session with preceding flash talks.

Plenary speakers: Ingrid Glad, Marloes Matthuis, Richard Samworth, Jonathan Tawn, Arnaud Doucet, Jonathan Taylor and David Lando.

* XX Brazilian School of Probability, São Carlos, July 04-09

The year 2016 marks the twentieth edition of the Brazilian School of Probability. Over the years, the EBP series has been instrumental in shaping the directions and interests of Brazilian probabilists, and has contributed to the vigorous growth of our area in the country. Strong international participation has been both a major cause and a positive consequence of these developments. The same is true about the continued support EBP has received from funding agencies and major academic institutions in Brazil.

Minicourses: Sebastien Bubeck and Serguei Popov. Plenary speakers: Ricardo Fraiman, Simon Griffiths, Marcelo Hilário, Servet Martínez, Pierre Nolin, Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, Alexandre Simas.


Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of public calls for applications may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor.

* Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The Department of Statistics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, announces the opening of two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning March, 2017. Annual salary will be around $40,300. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Statistics, Actuarial Science, or a related field and exhibit experience in both research and teaching.

Deadline: September 30.

* Postdoctorate, University of Michigan

Postdoctoral fellow in the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group led by Dr. Susan Murphy. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in multistage decision making with a focus on mobile health.

Deadline: July 01.


* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Stochastic Processes and their Applications


* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at 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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