Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 26

September 2016


For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Leonardo T. Rolla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See for the deadlines.


* The 10th IMS-BS World Congress will be in South Korea

The venue and the dates for the 10th IMS-BS World Congress in Probability and Statistics are now determined. It will be held in Seoul National University, South Korea, on August 17-21, 2020.

The congress is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 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.

Previous congresses have been held in Toronto (2016), Istanbul (2012), Singapore (2008), Barcelona (2004), Guanajuato (2000), Vienna (1996), Chapel Hill (1994), Uppsala (1990), and Tashkent (1986).


- Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* 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 contributed talks: September 05. Deadline for poster contributions: October 03.

* Perspectives on Actuarial Risks in Talks of Young Researchers, Ascona, Switzerland, January 08-13

This international Winter School is targeted to young researchers working on current actuarial science topics. It focuses on two main areas of research of today’s insurance risk: Ageing & Risk Management.

Keynote speakers: Aspasia Angelakopoulou, Madhavi Bajekal, Barbara D’Ambrogi-Ola, Alfredo D. Egídio dos Reis, Nicole El Karoui, Paul Embrechts, Manuel Morales, Daria Ossipova, Andrew D. Smith.

Deadline for registration: October 01.

* XXXIV International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29

The XXXIV International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models is organized under the auspices of Faculty of Informatics, University of Debrecen, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Institute of Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Main session: Limit Theorems and Stability Problems; Stochastic Processes; Statistics of Time Series and Stochastic Processes; Finance, Insurance, Risk; Spatial Statistics; Applied Statistics and Data Analysis; Stochastic Dynamics; Random Graphs; Queuing Theory and Modeling Information Systems; Probability Distributions; Discrete Probability Models; Nonparametric Statistics; Statistical Learning.

- Other events

* Random Processes and Time Series: Theory and Applications, San Diego, October 21-23

This conference will feature research on the topic of random processes and time series, both theory and applications. The conference celebrates the research of Professor Murray Rosenblatt.

Plenary speakers: Cathy Constable, Robert Engle, Richard Bradley, David Brillinger, Richard Davis, Larry Goldstein, Keh-Shin Lii, Richard Olshen, Magda Peligrad, Dimitris Politis, Philip Stark, Murrad Taqqu, Wei Biao Wu.

* School on Information and Randomness 2016, Santiago de Chile, December 05-09

This School will cover topics in random processes, ergodic theory, heat kernel and potential theory, Lévy processes, coalescent and fragmentation theory, stochastic differential equations, percolation theory, finance, probabilistic algorithms and particle systems, seeing the latest developments in these areas.

Invited Courses: Anthony Quas, Michael Damron. Invited Talks: Pierre Picco, Pablo Ferrari, Antonio Galves, Pierre Collet, Sebastián Donoso, Michael Schraudner, Pablo Shmerkin, Karl Petersen.

Deadline for travel support application: October 15.


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.

* Professor and Associate Professor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

The Statistics and Population Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The Department specializes in the following two areas: Statistics and Population Studies / Demography.

Deadline: September 30.

* 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.

* Assistant Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

The School of Basic Sciences at EPFL invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in statistics. We seek candidates in all areas of modern statistical methodology, theory, and computation and their interface with the emerging theme of data science. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: November 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.

* Bernoulli News

Latest issue at

© Bernoulli Society