Statement of the SLAPEM General Assembly 

The members of the Latin American Society of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, gathered at the General Assembly held on December 5, 2019 in the City of Mérida-Yucatán, Mexico, wish to express our deep repudiation of the growing violence against the native populations of Latin America and the multiple and systematic violations of human rights, at the hands of state agents, organized crime groups and paramilitary forces. We also wish to express concern for the irresponsible management and exploitation of natural resources, and the neglect of the environment carried out by companies and large corporations, with the approval of governments in many cases. Similarly, we are alarmed at the general devaluation of education and scientific thinking, manifest in increasing budget cuts to the funding of these crucial areas for the sustainable development of humanity.

Published on January, 2020

SLAPEM announces the winners of 2019 edition of the Francisco Aranda Ordaz Prize

From 20 thesis in Statistics and 6 in Probability, all of them with a high scientific value, the Prize Committee, coordinated by Pablo Ferrari, established a shared Prize in Statistics and one winner for Probability thesis, with one honorable mention.

Results were, for Statistics thesis:

- Leonardo Fabián Moreno Romero.
"Estadística para datos en espacios no euclídeos: Algunas contribuciones".
Universidad de La República, Uruguay.
Advisors: Ricardo Fraiman y Frabrice Gamboa.

- María Antonella Gieco.
"Dimensión efectiva en escenarios de alta dimensionalidad".
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina.
Advisors: Liliana Forzani y Carlos Tolmasky.

In the field of Probability:
- Avelio Sepúlveda.
"Exit sets of the continuum Gaussian free field in two dimensions and related questions".
ETH Zürich, Suiza.
Advisor: Wendelin Werner.

Honorable Mention (Probability)
- Érika B. Roldán Roa.
"Topological, geometric and combinatorial properties of random polyominoes".
Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, México.
Advisors: Víctor Pérez-Abreu y Matthew Kahle.

Published on December, 2019

SLAPEM General Assembly at XV CLAPEM

The General Assembly of the Latin American Regional Committee - Sociedad Latinoamericana de Probabilidad y Estadística Matemática will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 during the XV CLAPEM in Mérida, Yucatán, México. We invite all SLAPEM members to participate in this Assembly and to discuss possible future actions to promote collaboration and dissemination of Probability and Mathematical Statistics in the region.

 Published on November, 2019

Call for hosting the XVI CLAPEM in 2022

Preliminary bids/expressions of interest should be emailed to the LARC’s chair Florencia Leonardi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and LARC’s member Juan Carlos Abril  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The due date for bids is February 29, 2020. A preliminary bid should specify names and affiliations of academics who have provisionally agreed to serve on the Local Organizing Committee.

Published on November, 2019


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