Winner of the David G. Kendall Award for Young Researchers announced
The BS and RSS is pleased to announce this years’ winner of the David G. Kendall Award for Young Researchers: congratulations to Qiyang Han!
The biannual award is presented jointly by the RSS and the Bernoulli Society to a young researcher that has made a significant contribution to the alternating fields of mathematical statistics or probability theory. David G. Kendall (1918–2007) was the first president of the Bernoulli Society and recipient of the RSS Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981).
This year, the award recognises Rutgers University Assistant Professor Qiyang Han for his outstanding contributions to, among other things, empirical process theory, nonparametric inference under shape constraints and asymptotics for multivariate models.
Qiyang receives a prize of 2,000 euros and, as this year’s award is being given for contributions to mathematical statistics, is also invited to give the Kendall Lecture at the 2024 RSS Annual International Conference.
Read here for more about the award and here about the RSS.
New Chief Editor for SPA
Eva Loecherbach will replace the current editor of Stochastic Processes and their Applications - Matthias Loewe, and her term will commence at the end of March 2024.
Information - Bernoulli-IMS World Congress 2024
The call for papers, registration and submission of abstracts for the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress 2024 is now online!
the Bernoulli-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will be held from 12 to 16 August 2024 on the campus of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. The World Congress will be the major international conference in the area of Probability and Statistics in 2024, where scientists from around the globe will gather to exchange ideas and to present the results of their most recent research. For more information about the World Congress please visit the website
On behalf of the local organizing committee and of the Department of Mathematics of Ruhr University Bochum, I cordially invite you to participate in this meeting, and to take the opportunity to present the results of your own research and to listen to the ideas of your colleagues. Submission of abstracts for contributed talks and posters as well as for proposals for organised contributed paper sessions is now open; see
The Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI) invite to the 19th IAOS Conference and the 4th ISI Regional Statistical Conference, to be held jointly as the IAOS-ISI 2024 conference in Mexico . Join us in Mexico May 15-17, 2024.
The Bernoulli Society Committee on Statistical Network Science is excited to offer a half-day autumn school on hypergraphs, to take place online on October 12, 2023, from 11 am - 3 pm UTC (or 12 noon - 4 pm UK time).
The aim of this event is to provide an introduction to the area of hypergraphs, from three different angles: probability and statistics, data science, and physics. The lectures include an elementary introduction to the area and take around 1 hour each, with questions.
11:15 Timoteo Carletti (Namur) : Physics and hypergraphs
12:30 Catherine Matias (CNRS): Statistical modeling of higher order interactions
13:45 Michael Schaub (Aachen): Signal processing on higher-order networks
14:45 discussion and closing remarks.
The meeting will be held via zoom.
A recording of the meeting is available at the link:
Vlado Batagelj, Sarika Jalan, Sofia Olhede, and Gesine Reinert (the organiser team)
Winner of Ethel Newbold Prize 2023
Lester Mackey (Stanford University and Microsoft Research, New England) has become the fifth Ethel Newbold Prize Winner. The Ethel Newbold Prize is awarded biennially to an outstanding statistical scientist in early or mid-career 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 Committee consisted of Gesine Reinert (Chair), Adrian Röllin and Susan Murphy. During the 63th ISI WSC in Ottawa, on July 20th, 2023, Lester Mackey gave a lecture entitled Advances in Distribution Compression.
Some news from 64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada
1. The transfer of the Bernoulli Book
During the General Assembly on July 18th, 2023, Adam Jakubowski formally handed over the presidency. The Bernoulli Book, symbolizing the presidency, was presented to Victor Panaretos, who officially assumed the position of president of Bernoulli Society for the years 2023–2025.
2. A Lecture on History of Probability Theory
At the Bernoulli Society Presidents Invited Session on July 19th, 2023, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze (University of Agder, Norway) presented Dispute and Agreement between Two Pioneers of Modern Probability and Mathematical Statistics: Andrey Kolmogorov and Richard Von Mises in 1932.
3. Bernoulli Journal Lecture
On July 18th, 2023, Alexandra Carpentier (University of Potsdam, Germany) delivered via zoom a lecture entitled Tight concentration inequalities for weakly dependent fields, and applications to the mixing bandit problem.
New President-Elect and Council Members
The Nomination Committee, chaired by the President-Elect Victor Panaretos, sent their report to the Scientific Secretary in September 2022 with the following list of candidates:
President-Elect: Nancy Reid (University of Toronto, Canada), commencing in August 2025 in succession to the next President Victor Panaretos.
Six ordinary members of the Council for a four-year term from August 2023 to July 2027:
David Croydon (University of Kyoto, Japan)
Holger Dette (University of Bochum, Germany)
Thomas Mikosch (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Giovanni Peccatti (University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg)
Maria-Eulalia Vares (University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Andrew Wood (Australian National University, Australia)
The Scientific Secretary Song Xi Chen submitted the report of the Nomination Committee to the ordinary members of the Council for additional suggestions. No further nominations were made. The Executive Committee and the Council approved the above nominations in October 2022. According to Section 9 of the Statutes, these candidates are declared elected without vote, pending final approval at the next General Assembly in July 2023.
2023 Kendall Award Call for Nominations
The Award Committee invites nominations for the Bernoulli Society-Royal Statistical Society David G. Kendall Award for Young Researchers. This biennial award aims 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 2023 edition of the award is organized for young researchers in Mathematical Statistics. The award consists of the prize amount of 2000€ together with an award certificate. The winner will deliver the Kendall Lecture during the RSS International Conference 2024. The award should be used to cover the expenses of attendance at this conference. Nominees should be researchers with significant achievements and great potential in their research field, who obtained their PhD after January 1 st , 2015 (up to a year’s credit will be given for each year taken out due to parental circumstances since receiving the PhD at the committee’s discretion). Nominees must be members of either the Bernoulli Society or the Royal Statistical Society. Nominations should be communicated to the Award Committee by sending an email to
and be signed by two members of the BS or the RSS. They must include the name, affiliation, and brief curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) of the nominee, a statement of no more than 100 words summarising the case for nomination, a list of the best three articles, and a review of no more than two pages of the nominee's research contributions. The members of the 2023 Award Committee are
Aad van der Vaart (BS, Chair) Sara van de Geer (BS) Charles Taylor (RSS) Almut Veraart (RSS)
The nomination process is open from 1 April 2023 and closes on 30 June 2023. The award recipient will be announced in December 2023.
43rd SPA in Lisbon: Extended deadline
The deadline for submission of contributed papers for the Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications 2023 to take place July 24-28 in Lisbon, Portugal has been prolonged till April 30th, 2023. See https://www.spa2023.org/abstractsubmission .