Prof. Patrick Billingsley passed away on April 22, 2011.
Mentor Programme for Ph.D students
A new international web-based mentor programme for Ph.D students in statistics and probability at universities in developing countries is launched, sponsored by the International Statistical Institute and the Bernoulli Society. Ph.D students can enrol for the programme online and are put in contact with volunteer senior statisticians. The programme is based in Oslo, see http://statmentoring.nr.no to find out more on what the programme does. If you wish to join you can enrol as a mentor, or join as a student.
YSI 2011 - Young Statisticians Meeting, August 19-21, 2011
As a satellite meeting to the 2011 ISI World Congress, and the first of its kind, the Young Statisticians Meeting - YSI 2011 seeks to promote the active participation of early career statisticians in the epicentre of the ISI World Congress. The meeting will give the opportunity for young statisticians to present their work in an encouraging and heartening environment, build scientific bonds with colleagues in their respective fields, and learn from and interact with some of the leaders of the discipline in an informal, compact and conducive environment.
Invited Speakers are: Dianne Cook (Iowa State), Sir David Cox (Oxford), Peter Guttorp (Washington), Valerie Isham (UCL), Rajan Patel (Google), Adrian Raftery (Washington), Jonathan Taylor (Stanford), Martin Wainwright (Berkeley).
The registration is now open. Registration deadline is May 1st.
Conference in Honour of Søren Asmussen, August 1-5, 2011
Note that Leonardo Rojas-Nandayapa (University of Queensland) and Olivier Wintenberger (University Paris Dauphine) were awarded two Elsevier Travel Awards (500 Euros each) for participation in this conference.
Bernoulli Society participation in the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress
Take a note of the participation of the Bernoulli Society in the 58thISI World Statistics Congress in Dublin, August 21-26. Organized or sponsored activities include:
Credit Risk and Levy Processes organized by Wim Schoutens (University of Leuven, Belgium)
MCMC organized by Gareth Roberts (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
Inferential tools based on model selection, shrinkage and related methods organized by Hannes Leeb (University of Vienna, Austria)
The Executive Committee and Council of the Bernoulli Society approved a special issue of the Bernoulli Journal for the year 2013 to commemorate the 300 anniversary of the publication of the Ars Conjectandi by Jacob Bernoulli.
The guest editors will be Richard Davis and Thomas Mikosch.
It will consist of a series of invited papers that will provide a glimpse at future directions in probability and statistics from new application areas, to the development of new models, to the emerging interfaces between statistics and probability with other sciences, as well as essays on the future of probability and mathematical statistics. It will be in addition to the four numbers of the annual volume and will have electronic open access to everybody.
Prof. Anatoliy Skorokhod
Anatoliy Skorokhod, Professor of Michigan State Univeristy and an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, died on January 3, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
We are pleased to annonce that there are several NSF travel grants for U.S. participants (young researchers, women and minority) traveling to the 35th Stochastic Processes and their Applications meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico from the 19th to the 24th of June 2011.
The increase in both the breadth and the mathematical technicality of many areas of specialization in probability and statistics can be mitigated by expertly written survey articles that will communicate an historic perspective on the successes, failures, and general health of important areas, as well as provide young researchers with a point of entry to the frontiers of a given field. To acknowledge the general importance of such efforts, The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability is pleased to announce the establishment of ``The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Probability or Mathematical Statistics''.
Wolfgang Doeblin Prize
The Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes is pleased to announce the approval by the Bernoulli Society Council of a new prize. The prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin and to recognize and promote outstanding work by researchers at the beginning of their mathematical careers in the field of Probability. For details see: Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.