Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 48, November 2021





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General News


Nominations for ISI Officers’ Elections

The ISI Nominations Committee invites all members of the ISI and Associations to suggest names for the posts of President-Elect, Vice-Presidents and Council members for the next round of ISI Officers’ Elections. The presentation of candidates’ names with indication of post and motivation of the candidate’s suitability for the position should be sent to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Victor Pérez Abreu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 30 November 2021.



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.



Call for nominations for the 2022 Wolfgang Doblin prize

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the 2022 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.

The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, which was founded in 2011 and is generously sponsored by Springer, is awarded biannually to a single individual who is in the beginning of his or her mathematical career, for outstanding research in the field of probability theory. The awardee will be invited to submit to the journal Probability Theory and Related Fields a paper for publication as the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize Article, and will also be invited to present the Doeblin Prize Lecture at a Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

More information about the Wolfgang Doeblin prize and past awardees can be found at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes/.

Each nomination should offer a brief but adequate case of support and should be sent by December 30, 2021, to the chair of the prize committee, Christina Goldschmidt, at the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject heading: Doeblin Prize 2022.



Call for 2022 COPSS awards nominations

Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). The nominations are being sought for The Presidents’ Award, The Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship, The Elizabeth L. Scott Award and Lectureship, The COPSS Leadership Academy Award. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2021. More information about these awards can be found at https://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/nominations.



Highlighted Events


The 1st Sino-German Workshop on Reliability of Complex Systems

November 5-6, 2021
(Virtual) Xi’an, China

The workshop "The 1st Sino-German Workshop on Reliability of Complex Systems" (SGWRCS), organized in virtual form, will have the focus on Reliability Engineering, Risk Management, and Resilience of complex engineering systems appeared in key infrastructures and advanced manufacturing, but also covers related topics such as uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis, model updating, model verification and validation, design under uncertainties, etc., across different disciplinaries.



Other Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society


The seventh One World webinar

November 17, 2021

The seventh One World webinar, organized by YoungStatS, will be dedicated to Novel Algebraic Approaches to Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Selected young researchers active in the area of algebraic statistics will present their recent contributions on this topic.

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


Tenure Track Assistant Professor or a Tenured Associate Professor at EPFL

The School of Basic Sciences and the School of Engineering at EPFL seek to appoint a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or a Tenured Associate Professor jointly between the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Materials. Ideal candidates would have a strong interdisciplinary breadth rather than focus on specific subfields. Indicative fields of interest include, but are not restricted to, multi-scale modelling, topological properties of materials, soft matter, efficient and accurate electronic-structure algorithms, statistical mechanics of emergent phenomena, numerical methods for very high dimensional problems, theory of data-driven algorithms applied to materials discovery. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialization area, and to the demonstrated attitude of the candidate to straddle the divide between rigorous mathematics and impactful applications to material modeling and theory. Candidates should hold a PhD and have an excellent record of scientific accomplishments, commensurate to the level of experience. In addition, commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate, master and doctoral levels is expected. Proficiency in French teaching is not required, but willingness to learn the language is expected.

Applications including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a statement of research (max. 3 pages) and teaching interests (max. 1 page), as well as the contact informationof at least three (for the rank of Assistant Professor) or five (for the rank of Associate Professor) references who are ready to supply a letter upon request, should be submitted in PDF format via https://facultyrecruiting.epfl.ch/position/34865152 by November 15 2021. Enquiries may be addressed to Co-Chairs of the Search Committee: Prof. Harm-Anton Klok, Director of the Institute of Materials (IMX), and Prof. Victor Panaretos Director of the Institute of Mathematics (MATH), (e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Two Bernoulli Instructorships in Analysis and in Statistics at EPFL

The Institute of Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) invites applications for two full-time Bernoulli Instructorships in 1) Analysis (including related areas in Stochastics) and 2) Statistics. Bernoulli Instructors are expected to teach courses in their broader domain at all levels (in French or English). The initial teaching load is light, corresponding to half the teaching load of regular faculty, and gradually progresses to the latter. Bernoulli Instructors are expected to develop and sustain an excellent independent research program. They are welcome to collaborate and encouraged to interact with members of the Institute, but they maintain full research independence. They are offered travel support. The EPFL actively aims to increase the presence of women amongst its employees, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, research plan, teaching record, and the names and addresses of at least three references, should be submitted in PDF format via https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/2057/Application/New/2 by December 15, 2021. Further information can be obtained at https://www.epfl.ch/schools/sb/research/math/bernoulli-instructors/


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. More information can be found at https://www.cimat.mx/en/calls-research-position.



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