Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 46, June 2021





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General News


Virtual Bernoulli Society General Assembly (GA)

The Bernoulli Society General Assembly will be held virtually on Thursday, July 8th 2021, 13:00-14:30 UTC (15:00-15:30 Central European Summer Time, 09:00-10:30 US Eastern Daylight Time, 21:00-22:30 China Standard Time). Reports from the Executive Committee members and a summary on Bernoulli Society’s other activities and initiatives will be available via a web-link after registration in the Zoom meeting. While members can ask questions directly in the GA, members can also ask questions about the subjects mentioned in the GA document and the agenda up to 72 hours prior to the meeting on July 8th, which will be answered during the meeting. Questions can be sent to the Scientific Secretary Song Xi Chen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021

The New Researcher Award recognizes the work of outstanding young researchers who are members of the Bernoulli Society. This year the award was for innovative contributions in the field of Mathematical Statistics. Out of 22 applicants, the award committee chose the following new researchers for the award: Fang Han (University of Washington), Aaditya Ramdas (Carnegie Mellon University) and Anru Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Each of the above awardees is invited to deliver an invited talk at the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award Session at the 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress, which takes place virtually from July 11-16, 2021. They received funding from the Bernoulli Society for their conference registration.


Ewain Gwynne wins inaugural David G. Kendall Award

The David G. Kendall award for young researchers is awarded jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Royal Statistical Society to recognize excellent research in Mathematical Statistics and in Probability Theory. The award is in honor of David G. Kendall, who was the first president of the Bernoulli Society, and was awarded the Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981) of the RSS. The Bernoulli Society is proud to announce that the inaugural award for 2021 is given to Ewain Gwynne (University of Chicago).


Willem van Zwet Medal awarded to Maria Eulália Vares

Our dear colleague Maria Eulália Vares has been awarded the inaugural Willem van Zwet Medal for Special Service to the Bernoulli Society in recognition of her outstanding service to the Bernoulli Society as member and chair of the Publications Committee, and as editor of Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA). She played a key part in negotiations with Elsevier concerning the Bernoulli Society’s journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications, showing great leadership in helping to obtain better prices and open access conditions for SPA and initiation of Elsevier's support for young researchers and students to participate in Bernoulli Society sponsored meetings, among other benefits. She has also served the Latin American Regional Committee and joined in organization of Bernoulli-sponsored events such as the Brazilian School of Probability, thus promoting the development of Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Latin America.



Highlighted Events


Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (BS-IMS-WC)

July 19 - 23, 2021
Seoul, South Korea (Virtual)

This quadrennial joint meeting is of steadily increasing importance to the scientific vitality of the fields of statistics and probability and their applications. This Congress will have 14 (plenary) named lectures, one public lecture, 40 invited sessions featuring 120 speakers, a number of Contributed talks, and Poster sessions. The Scientific Program Committee, consisting of more than 20 renowned researchers and chaired by Siva Athreya (Indian Statistical Institute), has organized the key lectures which include:

  • Kolmogorov Lecture: Persi Diaconis
  • Bernoulli Lecture: Alison Etheridge
  • Lévy Lecture: Massimilliano Gubinelli
  • Laplace Lecture: Tony Cai
  • Tukey Lecture: Sara van de Geer

Early bird registration deadline: June 20, 2021.


Bernoulli-IMS Young Researchers Pre-Meeting 2021

July 17 - 18, 2021
Seoul, Korea (Virtual)

The Bernoulli Society and the IMS are co-sponsoring a two-day pre-meeting for young researchers right before the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Korea. The main objectives of the pre-meeting in 2021 are: (1) to stimulate interest of international young researchers in a rapidly emerging field; (2) to give support and perspective to young researchers with regard to mapping out their future career - especially for participants from developing countries; and (3) to allow young researchers with common research interests to network amongst their peer group. The two-day Young Researchers pre-meeting 2021 dedicates the first day to the academic theme of Data Science. The second day is dedicated to a series of presentations and group discussions that pertain to career development. This is complemented by several mini-talks, group discussion, and poster session by the young participants.


63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 (ISI-WSC)

July 11 - 15, 2021
The Hague, Netherlands

The scientific programme will introduce the latest developments in statistical research and practice through presentations, discussions and a series of short courses; the virtual exhibition will showcase the work and products of those who support our profession. Everyone working in the field of Statistics is welcome to join virtually for the 63rd WSC.

Early bird registration deadline: June 11, 2021.



Other Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society


8th European Congress of Mathematics (8ECM)

June 20 – 26, 2021
Portorož, Slovenia (Virtual)

The European Mathematical Society (EMS) is a recognized society representing mathematicians throughout Europe. The European Congress of Mathematics is organized every four years and is the second largest event of mathematics in the world. This congress will feature the Bernoulli-EMS lecture delivered by Alice Guionnet (ENS Lyon, CNRS).


Extreme Value Analysis (EVA 2021)

June 28 – July 2, 2021
Edinburgh, UK (Virtual)

The conference brings together researchers in Extreme Value Theory, Methods and its Applications. The conference will take place at the University of Edinburgh. Short courses will be held on 26-27 June 2021.


22nd European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM 2021)

September 6 - 10, 2021
Athens, Greece

The European Young Statisticians Meetings is a series of conferences that is organized by and for young European statisticians. The meeting will take place online. Participation is by invitation only.


International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS)

September 20 - 24, 2021
Vienna, Austria

The conference has been an annual international conference since 2001. The aim of the conferences is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in robust statistics, data analysis and related areas. This includes theoretical and applied statisticians as well as data analysts from other fields, and leading experts as well as junior researchers and graduate students.


Frontier Probability Days (FPD’20)

December, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Frontier Probability Days is a regional workshop, now postponed to 2021 at the University of Nevada. Its purpose is to bring together mathematicians, both regionally and globally, who have an interest in probability and its applications. FPD aims to complement other regional conferences in Probability that are held annually elsewhere in the United States.


6th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

January 2022
Melbourne, Australia

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics APRM will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and the Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world. The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications Invited session proposals are now being considered.


Rényi 100 Conference

June 20 - 23, 2022
Budapest, Hungary

Alfréd Rényi was born on the 20th of March 1921. To celebrate this occasion, the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are organizing a high-profile conference, representing modern probability, graph theory and networks, information theory, dynamical systems, number theory and other fields in Rényi's spirit. That is: not respecting strictly the borders between these and possibly other areas of pure and applied mathematics.


International Symposium on Nonparametric Statistics (ISNPS2022)

June 20 – 24, 2022
Paphos, Cyprus

The conference has been postponed to 2022 and it will bring forth recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics, in order to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration among researchers from all over the world, and contribute to the further development of the field. The program will include plenary talks, special invited talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters on all areas of nonparametric statistics.


42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA)

June 27 - July 1, 2022
Wuhan, China

Previously scheduled for July 2021, the conference will take place in 2022. SPA Conferences are organized under patronage of the Bernoulli Society and can justifiably be regarded as the most important international scientific meeting on the theory and applications of stochastic processes. They are held annually except for the years when the World Congress in Probability and Statistics takes place. This iteration will be hosted by Wuhan University.


33rd European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS 2022)

July 18 - 22, 2022
Moscow, Russia
The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS), sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main statistics conference in Europe. Statisticians of all ages and from all regions will meet to exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in the broad field of statistics and probability theory. The meeting is typically held every other year.



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