Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 49, February 2022




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General News

The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Statistics

The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Statistics is to recognize authors of an influential survey publication in statistics. The 2022 prize is given to Professor Ulrike von Luxburg (University of Tübingen, Department of Computer Science) for the article "A tutorial on spectral clustering", Statistics and Computing volume 17, pages 395–416 (2007).

New officers

Johan Segers (UCLouvain, Belgium) has become our new Treasurer, succeeding Geoffrey Grimmett. Zengjing Chen (Shandong University, China) has become the Chairman of East-Asian and Pacific Regional Committee, succeeding Bikramjit Das. The new members of this regional committee are: Estate Khmaladze (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Panki Kim (Seoul National University, Korea), Yingcun Xia (National University of Singapore), Xingqiu Zhao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University). We would like to thank Geoffrey Grimmett and Bikramjit Das for their dedicated work over previous years.

Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2023

The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2023. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the ISI World Statistics Congress Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada, July 15-20, 2023, and will receive a funding up to 1000 € to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work.

Eligible candidates are active researchers in Mathematical Statistics who obtained the Ph.D. degree on or after March 15th, 2017, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the Ph.D., such as parenthood. Candidates should apply through the webform https://forms.gle/yQg8F6fDx7qLLCAMA . and sendthe required documents to the e-mail address indicated in the form. The application deadline is 15 March 2022.

ISI Seeks New Director

The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is seeking a new Director to replace the current Director who will retire on 1 July 2022. The new Director should help develop a vision for the profession of statistics and the role the ISI can play in supporting it.

The new Director must be able to quickly get on top of the complexity of the role and the unique challenges the ISI faces as an international society. The Director is responsible for all strategic, tactical and operational activities of the ISI and the Permanent Office and reports to the Executive Committee. Great challenge for an ambitious Director who can drive the future of ISI in close cooperation with a truly international board and motivated team. Further details are available at https://www.isi-web.org/files/docs/news/2022-position-specification-international-statistical-instititute-director.pdf.

All inquiries and expressions of interest should be sent to Stanton Chase at Mr. Hans Oort, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application deadline is 15 March 2022.

Call for nominations for the Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics

A new biennial prize has been created by the King Baudouin Foundation (https://www.kbs-frb.be/en/about-us), a large public utility foundation in Belgium. The prize is named after its sponsor, the statistician Peter J. Rousseeuw. The Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics will award pioneering work in statistical methodology.

The prize recognizes a statistical innovation, that is, an outstanding contribution or tool that has had significant impact and found wide application in statistical practice, with relevance to society. One of the goals is to promote awareness of the important role and intellectual content of statistics and its profound impact on human endeavors.

The prize will be awarded in even years, starting in 2022. The award amount is one million US dollars per prize, to be split over awardees if there are several, which it is hoped will typically be the case. The first award ceremony is scheduled for November 2022 at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Nominations, including letters of recommendation, are to be submitted by March 31st 2022 on the website https://www.rousseeuwprize.org, which contains all information about the prize and nomination procedure.

A new open-access journal in data sciences

The first issue of The Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualization (JDSSV) is published by our sibling society IASC. More details are available at https://jdssv.org/index.php/jdssv.

In memoriam: Sir David Cox

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Sir David R.Cox, former president (1979-1981) and one of the most eminent members of The Bernoulli Society. He passed away on January 18, 2022, at the age of 97 (https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/news-events/news/sir-david-cox-1924-2022).


Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

The ninth One World webinar

February 9, 2022

The ninth One World webinar, organized by YoungStatS, will be dedicated to Inclusion Process and Sticky Brownian Motions. Selected young researchers active in this area will present their recent contributions.

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.

Conference on Stochastic Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

May 30-June 3, 2022
Barcelona, Spain

The goals of this conference are to bring together internationally renowned researchers working on various topics related to stochastic analysis and, particularly, to the theory and applications of stochastic partial differential equations, and to expose and attract graduate students and young researchers to this steadily growing area. The conference is organized in honour of Professor Marta Sanz-Solé.

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.

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.

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.


Job Offers

Professor in risk management, financial mathematics, financial statistics or mathematical statistics at KU Leuven

The Faculty of Science at KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the areas of risk management, financial mathematics, financial statistics or mathematical statistics. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics, or an equivalent degree. Applicants are expected to develop research activities at the forefront of the international research community in one or more of the mentioned fields, and must demonstrate excellence in research and very good teaching skills. The rank of the appointment will depend on the applicant's research and teaching record.

The deadline for applying is February 28, 2022. More details are available at https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60076014?hl=en&lang=en.

Faculty positions in Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

The School of Data Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) is inviting qualified candidates to fill multiple tenured, tenure-track or teaching track faculty positions at all academic ranks in the area of Statistics. Along with strong research on methodological foundations, the statistics group aims at interdisciplinary research in collaboration within school’s staff in operation research and computer science. For all positions, the ability in effective teaching in English to diverse groups of students is required. Applications from overseas with international experience are particularly welcomed.

Application and more information are available at http://academicrecruit.cuhk.edu.cn/sds. For inquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tenure-Track Position in Statistics at CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico

The Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT-CONACYT: http://www.cimat.mx/ ) in Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico, seeks applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals with a PhD, earned in the last fifteen years, in the area of Statistics or closely related disciplines for a tenure-track research position, to start any time between May and August 2022. Applicants are expected to be working on modern research fields in statistics, namely one or the intersection of, complex data and/or massive data analyses, complex models, computer intensive methodologies, considering both theory and applications. Additionally to the latter, applicants working in the interface with Probability Theory are specially sought. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position: 1) An academic career with scientific achievements in accordance with the length of time passed after the doctorate. Mexican residents must be members of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) or have the appropriate academic achievements to successfully participate in the next SNI call; 2) Teaching experience in Statistics is desirable, in order to train students at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels. Knowledge of the Spanish language is not required for the first years.

Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief description of current research interests, a research statement describing applicant’s research goals for a period of two years, electronic copies of the most relevant applicant's research papers, at least two letters of recommendation (sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and tentative date to join CIMAT, should be sent to Prof. Juan Carlos Pardo, Chair of the Probability and Statistics Group, CIMAT, vie e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in PDF format. Review of applications will start at the end of March 2022 and will continue until the position is assigned. More information can be found at https://www.cimat.mx/en/calls-research-position.


Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

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Stochastic Processes and their Applications https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/stochastic-processes-and-their-applications

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

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