Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs Issue 42 September 2020





For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Carlos Améndola This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.by October 30th.


General News

***Bernoull-IMS One World Symposium is a success

The virtual one week symposium on Probability and Mathematical Statistics, was held from August 24 to 28, 2020 . There were 4 plenary speakers and 7 (young research awardees) early career speakers who gave live talks (two times each) to a worldwide audience. The main part of the program contained 23 live discussion sessions conducted over a 24 hour clock across various time-zones. These sessions featured a selection of 600 prerecorded research talks that were uploaded by researchers from across the world. Over 2500 participants registered worldwide, interacting outside of talk in zoom rooms via virtual coffee gardens and ice breaker sessions. Our many congratulations to Leif Doring (Chair) and the organizing committee for a successful hosting of a very innovative symposium. The recordings are still available for a short period athttps://www.worldsymposium2020.org/

***ISI-WSC 2021 goes virtual and ISI-WSC 2023 in Ottawa

The biennial World Statistics Congress 2021 scheduled to take place in July 2021 at The Hague will be held virtually. This is an opportunity to host a more inclusive conference than ever before. It will allow for the greatest ever participation, reaching out to a wide diversity of members who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend an international conference, at lower costs, and with a lower carbon footprint. The ISI also announced that the World Statistics Congress 2023 will be held in Ottawa, Canada during July 15-20, in the Shaw Centre, in the heart of the city.

***Call for nominations Newbold Prize 2021

The Bernoulli Society’s Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the fourth Ethel Newbold Prize. The prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every two years, next time in Spring 2021 and is generously supported by Wiley. Nominations as well as any inquiries about the award should be sent to Jon Wellner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for accepting nominations is November 30, 2020. More details are provided at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes?id=207

***Nominations sought for 2021 COPSS Awards

The Bernoulli Society is a Friends of COPSS, the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, who organizes an awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings recognizing outstanding members in the statistical profession. Nominations are sought for the Presidents’ Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship, the F.N. David Award and Lectureship, and the George W. Snedecor Award, to be presented at the 2021 JSM in Seattle. For more information, see https://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/nominations

***Nominations for the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society

According to the statutes of the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, eight of the sixteen members will step down by the end of 2020. In addition, one member is stepping down early for personal reasons. As a result, nine new members need to be elected for a four-year term starting on Jan 1st 2021.

The European Regional Committee nominates the following candidates:

  • Axel Bücher, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Mathias Drton, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Sebastian Engelke, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Anne-Laure Fougères, University of Lyon, France
  • Pauliina Ilmonen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Sonia Petrone, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Rajen Shah, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Lukas Steinberger, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Botond Szabó, Leiden University, The Netherlands


A group of at least five European members of the Bernoulli Society can nominate further candidates. Additional nominations should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including documentation of the support of the five nominating members and of the willingness of the nominees to serve on the committee. Additional nominations will force an election among European members of the Bernoulli Society. If no further nominations are received by Friday December 10th 2020, the nine candidates listed above will be declared elected.

***Nominations for the chair of C(PS)^2

The present chair of the Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences, Michael Beer, steps down by the end of 2020. As a result, a new chair needs to be selected for a two-year term starting on Jan 1st 2021. Nominations should be sent by September 30 to the Scientific Secretary Song Xi Chen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

***One World Extremes Seminar

Inspired by the One World Probability Project and supported by the Bernoulli Society, the One World Extremes Seminar is an initiative to keep researchers with an interest in Extreme Value Theory (EVT) virtually connected in novel ways. It features both theoretical advances and important applications of EVT. Visit the official seminar webpage https://sites.google.com/view/ow-extremes/

***In Memoriam: Willem R. van Zwet

Former BS President Willem R. van Zwet passed away on July 2, 2020 in Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, at the age of 86. He had served the Bernoulli Society in several eminent functions, most notably as member and chair of the European Regional Committee (1969–1980) that organizes the European Meetings of Statisticians, as BS President (1987–1989), and as Editor-in-Chief of Bernoulli (2000-2003). In the early 1970s Willem was among the founding fathers of the Bernoulli Society. The Bernoulli Society and the academic world of Stochastics mourn the loss of one of their most eminent members. Visit https://www.isi-web.org/index.php/news-featured/20196-in-memoriam-willem-van-zwet


Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society


***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. Itspurpose 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 (virtual)

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. 


Job Offers

Assistant Professor in Machine Learning at Umeå University, Sweden. The Faculty of Technical and Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in machine learning. The position is intended for independent research and comes with a substantial resource package to enable the successful candidate to build up their own research group. Priority is given to applicants with a PhD awarded at most five years ago. Deadline is September 7, 2020. Apply at https://umu.varbi.com/en/?jobtoken=1f3b5d1d5d605fff95e2de7e4a3e8df525c3ba181

* Assistant Professor in Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University, Sweden.

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in mathematical statistics with specialization in non-convex inference and learning. The position is intended for independent research and comes with a substantial resource package to enable the successful candidate to build up their own research group. Priority is given to applicants with a PhD awarded at most five years ago. Deadline is September 13, 2020. Apply at https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:342357/type:job/where:4/apply:1

Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics at EPFL. The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne seeks to appoint a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. There is particular interest in outstanding candidates whose research centers on the mathematical foundations of learning, with emphasis on: approximation theory, high dimensional statistics, applied analysis and probability. Enquiries may be addressed to Victor PanaretosThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications should be uploaded (as PDFs) by September 30, 2020 to https://facultyrecruiting.epfl.ch/positiondetails/23691269


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