Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 27

November 2016


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* Call for Nominations for the Newbold Prize

The Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years, next time in spring 2017. The name of the prize recognizes a historically important role of women in statistics. The prize itself is for excellence in statistics without reference to the gender of the recipient. The Ethel Newbold Prize is generously supported by Wiley.

The Ethel Newbold Prize is to be awarded to an outstanding statistical scientist for a body of work that represents excellence in research in mathematical statistics and/or excellence in research that links developments in a substantive field to new advances in statistics.

The prize will be awarded at a following Bernoulli World Congress, Bernoulli-sponsored major conference, or ISI World Statistics Congress. The awardee will also be invited to present a talk at one of these conferences.

Deadline for nominations: November 30.


- 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.

* 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.

* European Meeting of Statisticians, Helsinki, July 24-28

The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) , sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. EMS is a conference where statisticians of all ages and from all regions meet to exchange ideas and talk about the newest developments on the broad field of statistics and probability theory.

Opening: Martin Wainwright. Plenary speakers: John Aston, Gerda Claeskens, Alison Etheridge, Alexander Holevo, Hannu Oja. Forum: Mark Girolami. Closing: Yann LeCun.

Deadline for contributed paper session proposal: December 31.

* 20th European Young Statisticians Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, August 14-18

The EYSM is arranged every two years under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society. The idea of the meeting is to provide young researchers an introduction to the international scene within the broad subject area - from pure probability theory to applied statistics. Participation is by invitation only.

* 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 sessions: 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

* 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.

* High Dimensional Statistics, theory and practice, Fréjus, France, October 01-06

This course presents an introduction and recent advances in high dimensional statistics, with a special emphasis on main concepts of variable selection, nonparametric estimation, supervised and unsupervised classification and multiple testing. It will address theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of this field.


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, University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, to commence on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of the second three-year fixed-term contract. Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding candidates. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Statistics or related disciplines with expertise in high-dimensional time series modelling and forecasting, nonlinear time series, financial econometrics and nonparametric regression. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science positively welcomes applications from women, who are currently under-represented at these levels.

Deadline: November 30.

* Assistant and Associate Professor, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Netherlands

Candidates in all areas of Econometrics, Applied Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Big Data, or a related field will be given serious consideration. An assistant professorship is a tenure track position with a light teaching load. Associate professor positions are tenured. The selected applicant will be appointed at the Department of Econometrics and or at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

Deadline: December 04.

* Postdoc, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Paris

IHES offers a 2-year postdoctoral position in Probability and Mathematical Physics beginning September 2017 and funded by the IDEX Chair of Hugo Duminil-Copin. All candidates with background in Probability or Mathematical Physics, and interested in working on the mathematical and physical aspects of Statistical Physics and Probability Theory, are encouraged to apply­­.

Deadline: November 23.

* Postdoc, University of Bath, England

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral Research Officer position at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. The post-holder will work under the supervision of Andreas Kyprianou, Simon Harris and Alex Cox and alongside a PhD student working on related material.

Deadline: December 14.

There is also a 6-month position to work under the supervision of Andreas Kyprianou.

Deadline: November 27.


* 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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