The annual meeting of officials of the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics was organized on September 6th, 2022, on zoom platform and with kind support of Elyse Gustafson. The IMS was represented by Peter Bühlman (President) and Krzysztof Burdzy (Past President). The author of this note was the only representative of the BS, as Victor Panaretos (President-Elect) had to chair an ad-hoc celebration organized by his mother institution (Institute of Mathematics, EPFL) to honor Maryna Viazovska, the Fields Medalist 2022.
During the discussion we exchanged impressions on recent conferences organized in person, not in hybrid or online modes. Among several topics one was particularly dominating and the Presidents decided to give a special wording to it.
The World Congress itself should be held in person. Keynote speakers are expected to give their lectures in person. If a keynote speaker cannot attend in person, the lecture will be rescheduled.
Call for hosting World Congress 2028
Bernoulli Society and IMS call for preliminary bids/expressions of interest from academics interested in running a Bernoulli-IMS World Congress at their institution in 2028. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2023. The location of the 2028 meeting will be announced during the11th Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Bochum in 2024.
The bids should be sent to the two society presidents
and copied to the two society presidents-elect
The winners of the New Researcher Award 2023 in Mathematical Statistics are:
Edgar Dobriban (University of Pennsylvania)
Qiyang Han (Rutgers University)
Lucas Janson (Harvard University)
The awardees will deliver a talk at the special invited session during the ISI World Statistics Congress Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada, July 15 – 20, 2023, and will each receive a funding up to 1000 € to offset travel and other expenses.
The committee also honors three additional applicants:
Thomas B. Berrett (University of Warwick)
Zijian Guo (Rutgers University)
Yuting Wei (University of Pennsylvania)
Winner of Doeblin Prize 2022
Yinon Spinka (University of British Columbia, Tel Aviv University) has been awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize. The Prize is awarded biannually to a single individual who is in the beginning of his or her mathematical career, for outstanding research in the field of probability theory. The committee was chaired by Christina Goldschmidt and consisted of Ivan Corwin, Nina Gantert, Panki Kim, Hubert Lacoin, Fabio Toninelli and Bálint Tóth. Congratulations! The list of past recipients can be found here.
International Day for Women in Statistics and Data Science
The Bernoulli Society is sponsoring the first International Day for Women in Statistics and Data Science (IDWSDS), an initiative from the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) and the Portuguese Statistical Association (SPE). The online event will take place on October 11, 2022. There will be a place for both live and recorded presentations, in the spirit of the first Around the World conference.
EMS 2022 Moscow cancelled
In reaction to the military aggression by the Russian Federation, the Executive Committee of the Bernoulli Society, in consultation with the European Regional Committee, has decided to cancel the European Meeting of Statisticians 2022 in Moscow. We appreciate the significant efforts that have been invested in the preparation of this meeting. We express our deepest sympathy and support to the Ukrainian people.
Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2023
The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2023. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the ISI World Statistics Congress Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada, July 15-20, 2023, and will receive a funding up to 1000 € to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work.
Eligible candidates are active researchers in Mathematical Statistics who obtained the Ph.D. degree on or after March 15th, 2017, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the Ph.D., such as parenthood. Candidates should apply through the webform https://forms.gle/yQg8F6fDx7qLLCAMA and send the required documents to the e-mail address indicated in the form.
Deadline: March 15th, 2022
Call for nominations for the 2022 Wolfgang Doeblin prize
The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the 2022 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.
The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, which was founded in 2011 and is generously sponsored by Springer, is awarded biannually to a single individual who is in the beginning of his or her mathematical career, for outstanding research in the field of probability theory. The awardee will be invited to submit to the journal Probability Theory and Related Fields a paper for publication as the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize Article, and will also be invited to present the Doeblin Prize Lecture at a Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.
2021 Ethel Newbold Prize Winner
Marloes Maathuis (ETH Zurich) has been awarded the 2021 Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years. 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.
Willem van Zwet Medal Winner
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 Publications Committee member and chair, and as Editor of Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA). She played a key part in negotiations with Elsevier concerning 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.