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Announcements and News

The Bernoulli Society has initiated a new prize to recognize an outstanding survey article in probability. Nominations exclude self-nominations, and can otherwise be submitted to the committee chair David Aldous This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations should include full name and email address of both the nominee and nominator, as well as a pdf file of the published article.  Nominations should be submitted by November 30, 2011.

For details of the prize, see the description of the Bernoulli prize for an outstanding survey article in probability or mathematical statistics.

Prof. Patrick Billingsley passed away on April 22, 2011.

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 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.

For further information have a look at the programme description for mentors and the information for students.

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.

A special Conference in Honour of Søren Asmussen - New Frontiers in Applied Probability will take place in Sandbjerg Estate, Sønderborg, Denmark from August 1 to August 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.

Take a note of the participation of the Bernoulli Society in the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress in Dublin, August 21-26. Organized or sponsored activities include:

  • 12 Invited Paper Sessions
  • Special Contributed Sessions
    • 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)
  • General Assembly of the Bernoulli Society. Send suggestions for Open Floor Discussion to the Bern Soc Executive Secretary Ada van Krimpen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Satellite Meeting on Dynamic Statistical Models, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-19,
  • ISI Young Statisticians Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, August 19-21,

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.

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.

Please read the notes "To the memory of Skorohod and words of condolences" and on his "Life and Research"

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.

For details visit the Information on the SPA travel grants on the conference homepage.

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''.

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