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Evarist Giné-Masdéu passed away on the 13th of March in Hartford, Connecticut. He has been a main contributor and co-creator of several branches of modern probability theory that have been profoundly influential, in particular in statistics and learning theory. Evarist was made a fellow of the IMS in 1984, elected member of the ISI in 1991, became a corresponding member of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in 1996, and gave a Medallion lecture at the 2004 world congress of the Bernoulli society in Barcelona. A conference was held on the occasion of Evarist’s 70th birthday in June 2014 in Cambridge, UK, to honour his mathematical achievements. The great respect and admiration for his mathematics and his great personality were shared by the many friends and colleagues. That Evarist is gone leaves a great emptiness in the mathematical community. For those who knew him personally and worked with him, he will always remain a great friend with whom they spent endless hours talking mathematics at the board or in his warm and hospitable house.

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the third Wolfgang Doeblin Prize to be awarded at the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto 2016. Each nomination should offer a brief case in support and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 30.

Founded in 2011, the prize is awarded bi-annually to a single individual for outstanding research in the field of probability theory, and who is at the beginning of their mathematical career.

The Bernoulli Society has great pleasure in announcing that Professor Herold Dehling of Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum will serve as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications, in succession to the current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Takashi Kumagai. Professor Dehling informs us that the effective date of handover will be April 1, 2015, and that his term of service concludes end March 31, 2018. We are extremely grateful to both these distinguished scientists for their tireless and influential service, both past, present and future.

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) is supporting via the IMU Itô fund, the IMU Itô Travel Awards to invite young mathematicians to attend the Symposium “Stochastic Analysis”, which is taking place at RIMS, Kyoto University, from 7 to 11 September 2015, as part of a celebration of the centennial anniversary of the birth of Professor Kiyosi Itô.

Those eligible to apply are PhD students and researchers who received their PhD within the past 8 years.

The support consists of travel grants of two types:
a) full support (up to 250,000 Japanese yen to support travel and local expenses),
b) partial support (up to 150,000 Japanese yen). The selection of awardees is made by an international committee appointed by RIMS in consultation with the IMU.

The payment will be given according to the regulations of Kyoto University.

Individuals wishing to apply for the award should send their CV and a short summary of his/her research to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and ask their supervisor (or another academic who knows his/her research well) to send a reference letter to the same email address. The deadline of the application (including the reference letter) is 5 June 2015.

Note that all talks at the Symposium are invited plenary talks, so there will be NO contributed talks.

We hope that many PhD students and young researchers come and participate!

Takashi Kumagai
(Chair of the Selection Committee)

The XIII Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM XIII) will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia from September 22 to 26, 2014, sponsored by the Bernoulli Society. 

CLAPEM XIII has been awarded ISI-World Bank funds to support the participation of residents of developing countries from the Caribbean and Latin America in the event. For application, please use the application form.

Deadline for application for this support is May 15th, 2014.

The Bernoulli Society liaison person is Adolfo J. Quiroz. Dpto. de Matemáticas, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá.
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2015 is the centennial of the birth of Kiyosi Itô. To celebrate this anniversary, the Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) and RIMS, Kyoto University have created the following special website:

This website contains open access to unpublished lecture notes by Kiyosi Itô, the collection of papers dedicated to Itô on his 80th birthday, and a list of Itô’s works and links to his papers. The website will also announce information about events related to the centennial.

Tadahisa Funaki (President of MSJ) and Takashi Kumagai (RIMS, Kyoto) on behalf of the committee for Itô’s centennial projects

The 37th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications will be held at Universidad De Buenos Aires from July 28 to August 1, 2014.

The publishing company Elsevier and the journal Stochastic Processes and Their Applications  - An Official Journal of the Bernoulli Society - sponsor the conference with four Elsevier Travel Grants worth 500 Euros each. The grants will be awarded to the following junior researchers:

  • Loren Coquille (Bonn)
  • Sandro Gallo (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Adriana Neumann de Oliveira (Porto Alegre) 
  • Marielle Simon (Lyon)

Takashi Kumagai, Kyoto

The LARC-SLAPEM organizes, every two/three years, a prize to honor the memory of Francisco Aranda-Ordaz, a distinguished young Mexican statistician who died tragically in 1991. Sponsored by the Bernoulli Society, the Francisco Aranda-Ordaz Award is bestowed for one thesis in Probability and one thesis in Statistics written by students from Latin America, regardless of the country of the university offering the degree, or by students from other nationalities who received the degree from a Latin American university. The winners are invited to present their works at the CLAPEM meeting.

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The 2015 ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the period July 27-31, 2015. The Bernoulli Society is soliciting invited paper session (IPS) proposals for the Rio WSC scientific program.

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