Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 29

April 2017


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* Many thanks to Leo!

Many thanks to Leonardo T. Rolla for serving as e-Briefs editor in the past two years and co-editing this issue.

* Vacancies on the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society

Eight nominations have been received to fill the eight vacancies on the European Regional Committee (ERC) of the Bernoulli Society. According to the ERC statutes, any group of at least five European members of the Bernoulli Society is entitled to nominate further candidates who have declared themselves willing to serve on the Committee. Additional nominations should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If no further nominations are received by Friday 2 June, then the eight candidates nominated already will be declared elected.


- Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* 39th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Moscow, July 24-28

The Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications is organized under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, co-sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Plenary speakers: Vladimir Bogachev (Doob Lecture), Charles Bordenave, Sandra Cerrai, Dima Chelkak, Nicolas Curien, Massimiliano Gubinelli, Richard Kenyon (Schramm Lecture), Takashi Kumagai (IMS Medallion Lecture), Noemi Kurt (Itô prize Lecture), Mikhail Lifshits, Grigorii Olshanski (Lévy Lecture), Marta Sanz-Sole (IMS Medallion Lecture), Zhan Shi, Allan Sly (Döblin Prize Lecture), Xicheng Zhang

Deadline for abstracts: May 1.

* European Meeting of Statisticians, Helsinki, Finland, July 24-28

The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) , sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. EMS is a conference where statisticians of all ages and from all regions meet to exchange ideas and talk about the newest developments on the broad field of statistics and probability theory.

Opening: Martin Wainwright. Plenary speakers: John Aston, Gerda Claeskens, Alison Etheridge, Alexander Holevo, Hannu Oja. Forum: Mark Girolami. Closing: Yann LeCun.

* 20th European Young Statisticians Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, August 14-18

The EYSM is arranged every two years under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society. The idea of the meeting is to provide young researchers an introduction to the international scene within the broad subject area - from pure probability theory to applied statistics. Participation is by invitation only.

* XXXIV International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29

The XXXIV International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models is organized under the auspices of Faculty of Informatics, University of Debrecen, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Institute of Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Main sessions: Limit Theorems and Stability Problems; Stochastic Processes; Statistics of Time Series and Stochastic Processes; Finance, Insurance, Risk; Spatial Statistics; Applied Statistics and Data Analysis; Stochastic Dynamics; Random Graphs; Queuing Theory and Modeling Information Systems; Probability Distributions; Discrete Probability Models; Nonparametric Statistics; Statistical Learning.

* High Dimensional Statistics, theory and practice, Fréjus, France, October 01-06

This course presents an introduction and recent advances in high dimensional statistics, with a special emphasis on main concepts of variable selection, nonparametric estimation, supervised and unsupervised classification and multiple testing. It will address theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of this field.

* Statistics meets friends, Gottingen, Germany, November 29- December 01

This meeting, held on the occasion of Axel Munk's 50th birthday, aims at bridging the gap between Mathematical Statistics, Inverse Problems and Biophysics, highlighting recent developments at their interfaces. There will be the possibility to present a poster. 

Keynote speakers: Rabindra N. Bhattacharya, Lawrence D. Brown, Peter Bühlmann, Tony Cai, Emmanuel Candès, Manfred Denker, Holger Dette, Lutz Dümbgen, Alexander Egner, Klaus Frick, Markus Grasmair, Helmut Grubmüller, Markus Haltmeier, Marc Hoffmann, Chris Holmes, Hajo Holzmann, Thomas Hotz, Zakhar Kabluchko, Bernard A. Mair, Enno Mammen, Richard Nickl, Victor M. Panaretos, Richard Samworth, David O. Siegmund, Alexandre Tsybakov, Sara van de Geer, Aad van der Vaart, Harrison Huibin Zhou. 

Registration is open until July 1, 2017. 

- Other events

* Dynamics, Aging and Universality in Complex Systems, New York, June 19-23

This conference will bring together probabilists studying the evolution of complex random systems such as spin glasses, random matrices, growth process, and stochastic PDEs. It will also include a celebration of the 60th birthday of Gerard Ben Arous.

* PCMI Summer Session, Park City, USA, June 25 - July 15

This Summer Session will be on Random Matrix Theory. The program includes a graduate summer school, a research program, an undergraduate summer school , an undergraduate faculty program, a teacher leadership program, and a workshop on increasing minority participation in undergraduate mathematics.

Courses given by Percy Deift, Ioana Dumitriu, Laszlo Erdos, Yan Fyodorov, Jeremy Quastel, Mark Rudelson, Sylvia Serfaty, Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, Terance Tao, and Balint Virag. Undergraduate courses given by Antonio Auffinger, and Mihai Stoiciu.

* International Conference on Robust Statistics, Wollongong, Australia, July 03-07

The aim of ICORS 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.

* INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference 2017, Evaston, USA, July 10-12

The Applied Probability Society is a subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The Society is concerned with the application of probability theory to systems that involve random phenomena, for example, manufacturing, communication network, computer network, service, and financial systems. The conference will take place at the Kellogg School of Management's new Global Hub at Northwestern University in Evanston.

* Spectral Properties of Large Random Objects, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, July 17-28

This summer school will be held at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, and is open to everybody but intended primarily for young participants, including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Minicourses: Charles Bordenave, Paul Bourgade, Frédéric Klopp, Eyal Lubetzky, Yuval Peres, Christophe Sabot, Balint Virag, Simone Warzel.

* Dyson-Schwinger Equations, Topological Expansions, and Random Matrices, New York, August 28 - September 01

This one-week school will feature ten lectures by Alice Guionnet, with supplementary lectures by Charles Bordenave, Gaetan Borot, Paul Bourgade, Vadim Gorin and Sylvia Serfaty.


Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of open calls may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor, including an URL where the complete information is available.

* Tenure-track position in Statistics, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico

The Department of Probability and Statistics at CIMAT is welcoming applications towards a tenure-track position in the area of Statistics, broadly understood, beginning between July, 2017 to July, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent accomplishments in research in these areas or with outstanding potential, with no more than 15 years from graduation. Deadline: April 15.

* University Teacher in Statistics, University of Edinburgh, UK

The School of Mathematics of the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an University Teacher in Statistics. This is a fixed-term position, focusing manly on teaching across a range of statistics courses, but with opportunities to take part in research activities. The post is fixed term until 31 of August 2018. Deadline: April 26.

* Postdoctoral positions in Percolation, Particle Systems, and Stochastic Networks, Buenos-Aires, Argentina

The Buenos-Aires Probability Group is welcoming applications for two year postdoctoral positions in Percolation, Particle Systems, and Stochastic Networks,  beginning in April 2018. Information on the group activities and projects can be found at Deadline for applications to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: June 15.


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