Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs Issue 41 June 2020




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General News

***Leif Döring as new Virtual Event Coordinator

We are excited to announce a new position in the Publicity Committee: the Bernoulli Society took an important step in the context of this new worldwide reality and decided to create the position of Virtual Event Coordinator. Our colleague Leif Döring (Uni Mannheim) has been chosen to take this role. Welcome!

***One World Probability Project

The One World Probability project https://www.owprobability.org/ is an online platform for research seminars, workshops and schools in probability theory. Started during the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020, the project intends to bring together researchers from all over the world in a virtual and inclusive environment. The project is a community wide initiative supported by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. It runs the regular online One World Probability Seminar, and supports online workshops and schools.

***Schramm Lectures at BS-IMS-WC 2021 and SPA 2022

Omer Angel (U British Columbia) is going to give the Schramm Lecture at the Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, in Seoul, July 19-23, 2021. Furthermore, Louigi Addario-Berry (Mc Gill U) will give the Schramm Lecture at the 42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA) in Wuhan, China, June 27 – July 1, 2022.

***2020 Carver Medal awarded to Lynne Billard

Lynne Billard, Professor at the University of Georgia and Treasurer of the Bernoulli Society from 2013-2019, has been named the 2020 IMS Carver Medalist. Lynne Billard receives the award for her outstanding service to IMS on a number of key committees, including publications, nominations, and fellows; for her extraordinary leadership as Program Secretary (1987-90) that culminated in IMS forging a partnership with the Bernoulli Society that includes co-hosting the biannual World Congress; and for her advocacy of the inclusion of women and young researchers on the scientific programs of IMS sponsored meetings.

***ISI Short Course Committee for WSC 2021

In the context of the World Statistics Congress 2021 in the Hague, Netherlands, ISI sponsors short courses that promote continuing professional development and training capacity. Ingrid van Keilegom (KU Leuven) has been approved as the Bernoulli Society representative in the ISI Short Course Committee.

Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

***Bernoulli-IMS One World Symposium 2020
August 17 - 21, 2020

The Bernoulli Society jointly with IMS plans a virtual symposium during the week of August 17-21, 2020 (of the postponed Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Seoul). Watch out for the special announcement soon!


***Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (BS-IMS-WC)

July 19 - 23, 2021

Seoul, South Korea


The congress is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, the Congress is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased. It will be held at the Seoul National University.

***6th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

January 5 - 8, 2021

Melbourne, Australia

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics APRM will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and the Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world. The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications Invited session proposals are now being considered.

***Frontier Probability Days (FPD’20)

May 16-18, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The Frontier Probability Days is a regional workshop, now postponed to 2021 at the University of Nevada. Its purpose is to bring together mathematicians, both regionally and globally, who have an interest in probability and its applications. FPD aims to complement other regional conferences in Probability that are held annually elsewhere in the United States.

***International Symposium on Nonparametric Statistics (ISNPS2020)

June 14 – 18, 2021

Paphos, Cyprus


The conference has been postponed to 2021 and it will bring forth recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics, in order to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration among researchers from all over the world, and contribute to the further development of the field. The program will include plenary talks, special invited talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters on all areas of nonparametric statistics.

***Rényi 100 Conference

June 28 - July 1, 2021

Budapest, Hungary

Alfréd Rényi was born on the 20th of March 1921. To celebrate this occasion, the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are organizing a high-profile conference, representing modern probability, graph theory and networks, information theory, dynamical systems, number theory and other fields in Rényi's spirit. That is: not respecting strictly the borders between these and possibly other areas of pure and applied mathematics.

***International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS)

June 28 – July 2, 2021

Vienna, Austria


The conference has been an annual international conference since 2001. The aim of the conferences is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in robust statistics, data analysis and related areas. This includes theoretical and applied statisticians as well as data analysts from other fields, and leading experts as well as junior researchers and graduate students.

***Extreme Value Analysis (EVA 2021)

June 28 – July 2, 2021

Edinburgh, UK

The conference brings together researchers in Extreme Value Theory, Methods and its Applications. The conference will take place at the University of Edinburgh. Short courses will be held on 26-27 June 2021. 

***63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 (ISI-WSC)

July 11 - 15, 2021

Hague, Netherlands

The congress series is organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Bernoulli Society is participating in the series as an association of ISI. It brings together statisticians and data scientists from academia, health sector and business, junior and senior professionals, in an inviting environment.

***42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA)

June 27 - July 1, 2022

Wuhan, China

Previously scheduled for July 2021, the conference will take place in 2022. SPA Conferences are organized under patronage of the Bernoulli Society and can justifiably be regarded as the most important international scientific meeting on the theory and applications of stochastic processes. They are held annually except for the years when the World Congress in Probability and Statistics takes place. This iteration will be hosted by Wuhan University. 

[POSTPONED] ***23rd  Conference of the Romanian Society of Probability and Statistics

Timisoara, Romania

Since 1991, the annual conference of the Romanian Society of Probability and Statistics brings together academics and students from Romania and abroad to discuss recent developments in research in probability theory and mathematical statistics. This year, the conference will be held at UPT (Politehnica University of Timisoara).

[POSTPONED] ***40th Finnish Summer School on Probability and Statistics

Lammi, Finland

The mission of this traditional summer school is to provide one-week intensive courses on active research topics in probability and statistics, lectured by leading scholars in the field. The school is targeted primarily for doctoral students in probability, statistics, and related areas. Advanced MSc students, fresh postdocs and everyone in the research and applied field are also encouraged to apply.

[POSTPONED]***XXIV Brazilian School of Probability

Campinas, Brazil


The EBP is an international event which has been running since 1997. From its start it has been a meeting point for high level researchers and an excellent opportunity for young students to learn about different aspects of probability theory from world leading experts. 

The event has been canceled and possibly rescheduled for July / August 2021.

Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

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