Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs Issue 44 February 2021




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 March 30.

General News

***Nominations open for the Willem van Zwet Medal

The Bernoulli Society has launched the Willem van Zwet Medal, to be awarded for special service to the Bernoulli Society. Nominations should be communicated by email to the Willem van Zwet Medal committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for nominations is noon GMT, 15 March 2021. For more information, visithttp://www.bernoulli-society.org/news/53-general/323-willem-van-zwet-medal.

***Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2022

The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2022. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the 42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications in 2022, and will receive a funding up to 1000€

to offset travel and other expenses. Eligible candidates are active researchers in Probability Theory who obtained their PhD degree on or after March 1st, 2016, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. Candidates should apply through the web form https://forms.gle/SGsTRkJ9FQf3Bdya6. The deadline is 15 March 2021. For more information, visit http://www.bernoulli-society.org/news/37-general-announcement/324-bernoulli-society-new-researcher-award-2023.

***Nomination Committee on New President-Elect and Council Members

The Nomination Committee, chaired by the President-Elect Adam Jakubowski, sent their report to the Scientific Secretary in September 2020 with the following list of candidates:

-       President-Elect: Victor Panaretos (EPFL, Switzerland), commencing in August 2023 in succession to the next President Adam Jakubowski.

Six ordinary members of the Council for a four-year term from August 2021 to August 2025:

-       David Aldous (University of California, USA)

-       Susanne Ditlevsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

-       Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University, Canada)

-       Marie-Colette van Lieshout (University of Twente, Netherlands)

-       Rolando Rebolledo (Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile)

-       Aad van der Vaart (University of Leiden, Netherlands)

The Scientific Secretary Song Xi Chen submitted the report of the Nomination Committee to the ordinary members of the Council for additional suggestions. No further nominations were made. The Executive Committee and the Council approved the above nominations in October 2020. According to Section 9 of the Statutes, these candidates are declared elected without vote, pending final approval at the next General Assembly in July 2021.

***Nominations for the LARC of the Bernoulli Society

The current members of the Latin American Regional Committee (LARC) nominate the following candidates for the renewal of the committee:

-       Manuel Cabezas (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)

-       Inés Armendáriz (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

-       Stella Brassesco (Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela)

-       Arno Siri-Jégousse (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)

As the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacant places, all candidates shall be considered elected. The new members’ term shall begin on April 1, 2021 for a period of four years.

***Conformation of C(PS)^2 Committee 2021-2022

The proposed new formation for the Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences is composed of 5 members who already served in the past term and 7 new members, plus the elected chairman (Marcos Valdebenito).
  • Marcos Valdebenito (Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile)
  • André Beck (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Eleni Chatzi (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Jianbing Chen (Tongji University, China)
  • Wei Gao (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Martin Hazelton (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Yuan Huang (Yale University, USA)
  • Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou (Columbia University, USA)
  • Edoardo Patelli (University of Strathclyde, UK)
  • Alba Sofi (Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy)
  • Seymour Spence (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Cao Wang (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Pengfei Wei (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

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 (Virtual)


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.

***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 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 (Virtual)

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

The Hague, Netherlands

The scientific programme will introduce the latest developments in statistical research and practice through presentations, discussions and a series of short courses; the virtual exhibition will showcase the work and products of those who support our profession. Everyone working in the field of Statistics is welcome to join us virtually for the 63rd WSC.

***22nd European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM 2021)

September 6 - 10, 2021

Athens, Greece

The European Young Statisticians Meetings is a series of conferences that is organized by and for young European statisticians. The meeting will take place online. Participation is by invitation only.

***6th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

January 2022

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.

***Rényi 100 Conference (POSTPONED)

June 20 - 23, 2022

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 Symposium on Nonparametric Statistics (ISNPS2022)

June 20 – 24, 2022

Paphos, Cyprus


The conference has been postponed to 2022 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.

***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. 

***33rd European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS 2022)

July 18 - 22, 2022

Moscow, Russia


The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS), sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main statistics conference in Europe. Statisticians of all ages and from all regions will meet to exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in the broad field of statistics and probability theory. The meeting is typically held every other year.

Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg,

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics https://www.springer.com/series/14353

* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, and ALEA.

* Bernoulli News

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