Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 47, September 2021




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General News


The Bernoulli Society General Assembly approved new office appointment

Adam Jakubowski (Nicolaus Copernicus Univ., Torun, Poland) became the new President of the Bernoulli Society and Victor Panaretos (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) became the President-Elect. We thank previous President Claudia Klüppelberg for her dedicated work and steering of the society in the past years.

In addition, new ordinary Council Members were introduced: David Aldous (University of California, USA); Susanne Ditlevsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University, Canada); Marie-Colette van Lieshout (CWI and University of Twente, Netherlands); Rolando Rebolledo (Valparaiso University, Chile); Aad van der Vaart (TU Delft, Netherlands).

Approved were also Johan Segers (UCLouvain, Belgium) as the new Treasurer (starting from January 2022); Marcos A. Valdebenito (Adolfo Ibañez University, Chile) as the new Chair of C(PS)^2; Gerda Claeskens (KU Leuven, Belgium) as the new Chair of ERC; Juan Carlos Pardo Millán (CIMAT, Mexico) as the new Chair of LARC; Zengjing Chen (Shandong University, China) as the new Chair of EAPRC (starting from January 2022).


Call for nominations of President-Elect and Council Members

At the General Assembly of the Bernoulli Society, held online on July 8th, 2021, a Nominating Committee was established. It consists of Adam Jakubowski (President of the BS), Victor Panaretos (President-Elect, Chair), Herold Dehling, Leonardo Rolla, Christina Goldschmidt, Marcos Valdebenito, Gesine Reinert, Gerda Claeskens, Zengjing Chen, Juan Carlos Pardo Millán and Song Xi Chen (Scientific Secretary). The task of the committee is to make nominations for the office of President-Elect (2023-2025) and for ordinary Council members for the term 2023-2027. All members of the Bernoulli Society are invited to submit names of possible candidates (with basic information and the web address) to Victor Panaretos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by December 31st, 2021.



Marloes Maathuis (ETH, Zurich) has been awarded the 2021 Ethel Newbold Prize

The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years. The name of the prize recognizes the historically important role of women in statistics. The prize itself is for excellence in statistics without reference to the gender of the recipient. The Ethel Newbold Prize is generously supported by Wiley.



Highlighted Events


Concentration Inequalities in Machine Learning

September 15, 2021

The webinar "Concentration inequality in Machine Learning" organized by the Young Researchers Committee of the Bernoulli Society will take place on September 15th at 5 pm (CEST). Selected young European researchers active in probability and machine learning will present their recent contributions. The seminar is a joint cooperation with the One World YoungStatS project.



Other Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society


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, under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society. The meeting will take place online. Participation is by invitation only.

International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS)

September 20 - 24, 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.

Frontier Probability Days (FPD’20)

December 3-5, 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.

6th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

(to be announced) 2023
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

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 the 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.

40th Finnish summer school in Probability and Statistics

May 23-27, 2022
Lammi, Finland

The mission of the 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. The school is organized by the Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Stochastics and Statistics (FDNSS). It is sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and financially supported by the Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation and by the Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Helsinki DOMAST.

São Paulo Advanced Science on Singular Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and their Applications

August 2-13, 2022
Campinas, Brazil

This school, organized by Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica – IMECC/UNICAMP, is divided into two parts. In the first week there will be two introductory mini courses that lay the foundations for the courses of the second week. In the latter ones, newly developed theories and their latest developments will be taught. To round up the program there will be further invited talks, poster sessions and a visit to the LNLS laboratories, the synchrotron light laboratories at Campinas. The school is financially supported by FAPESP.


Job Offers

Head of the LSM at PSI and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics at EPFL

The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) jointly seek to appoint a dynamic personality with strategic thinking abilities as Head of the Laboratory for Simulation and Modeling (LSM) at PSI, and as tenured Full Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at EPFL. This is a full-time position. With the research activities being primarily located at PSI, demonstrated research excellence in the development and analysis of methods for data-intensive science and high-performance computing in a multi-physics context is expected. Due to the multi- and interdisciplinarity of the LSM, there is a particular interest for a strongly integrative personality with a wide background in natural and engineering sciences. Demonstrated leadership experience and scientific management skills, as well as a strong interest for teaching and education, are essential. Applications including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of research outputs, a statement of research (max. 3 pages) and teaching interests (max. 1 page), as well as the contact information of at least five references who are ready to supply their letter upon request, should be submitted in PDF format via https://facultyrecruiting.epfl.ch/position/33980418 by October 31 2021. Enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Victor Panaretos, Director of the Institute of Mathematics, EPFL (e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Prof. Andreas Pautz, Director of the Nuclear Energy and Safety Division, PSI (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Additional information is available at https://www.psi.ch, https://www.epfl.ch, https://sb.epfl.ch, https://math.epfl.ch.


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