Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 58, November 2023




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


General News

New Officers

Sebastian Engelke (University of Geneva, Switzerland) has been elected for another term as Membership Secretary. Inés Armendáriz (UBA, Argentina) has become the new Chair of Latin America Regional Committee, succeeding Juan Carlos Pardo Millán. We would like to thank Juan Carlos Pardo Millán for his dedicated work over previous years.

2024 Bernoulli Prize for Oustanding Survey Article in Probability – Recipients

The 2024 Bernoulli prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Probability goes to Stein's method for comparison of univariate distributions, Probability Surveys, vol. 14, pages 1-52, 2017.  Congratulations to the authors: Christophe Ley (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Gesine Reinert (University of Oxford, UK) and Yvik Swan (Free University of Brussels, Belgium). More details about this award can be found here.

President-Elect and Council Members – Call for Nominations

At the General Assembly of the Bernoulli Society, held on July 18th, 2023, a Nominating Committee was established. It consists of Nancy Reid (Chair), Zengjing Chen, Claudio Landim, Victor M. Panaretos, Sonia Petrone, Mark Podolskij, Gesine Reinert, Leonardo T. Rolla, Arno Siri-Jégousse, Jingwen Song, Jeff Yao (non-voting). The task of the committee is to make nominations for the office of President-Elect (2025–2027) and six ordinary Council members (2025–2029). All members of the Bernoulli Society are invited to submit names of possible candidates (with basic information and the web address) to Ms Kamila Siuda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 15th, 2023.

Willem van Zwet Medal – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open for the third award of the Bernoulli Society’s Willem van Zwet medal. This medal is awarded for special service to the Bernoulli Society. The first and second awards were made in 2021 to Maria Eulalia Vares and in 2023 to Tomas Mikosch. Please take some thought as to whom you might wish to nominate for the third award of this distinguished medal! Nominations for the 2025 Willem van Zwet Medal should be communicated by email to the Willem van Zwet Medal committee care of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for nominations is noon UTC, Monday 22 July 2024. For more details, both of eligibility for the award and of what is needed for the nomination, please visit the webpage here.

Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open for the second Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics, awarded by the King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium. The prize is named after its sponsor, the statistician Peter J. Rousseeuw. Nominations, including letters of recommendation, are to be submitted by February 29th, 2024, on the website here which contains all information about the prize and nomination procedure.

Call for Photographs and Video Footage

As the Bernoulli Society approaches its 50th year of existence, we are launching an effort to collect and archive photographs and video footage related to the society — whether from the distant or more recent past. If you have material you would like to share, please contact Ms Kamila Siuda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jian Ding Wins 2023 Loève Prize

Jian Ding (Peking University, China) has been awarded the 2023 Liné and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability (Loève Prize). The Loève Prize was created in 1992 in honor of Michel Loève by his widow, Liné.


Events Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by Bernoulli Society

6th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

January 4–7, 2024
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.

Registrations are still open! For more details, please visit https://ims-aprm2024.com/registration.

Bernoulli-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics

August 12–16, 2024
Bochum, Germany

The Bernoulli-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will take place in August 2024 on the campus of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. 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.

The Bernoulli Society special invited lectures have been announced and the complete list of plenaries is available here. Submission of abstracts for contributed talks and posters as well as proposals for organised contributed paper sessions is now open.


  • Proposals for organised contributed paper sessions: 30 November 2023 (decision before 15 December 2023)
  • Abstracts for contributed talks and posters: 15 February 2024 (decision before 31 March 2024)

For more details, please check the Call for Papers.

BIRS Workshop on Causal Inference and Prediction for Network Data

August 18–23, 2024
Banff, Canada

The Banff International Research Station will host the Causal Inference and Prediction for Network Data workshop in Banff, Canada, in co-sponsorship with the Bernoulli Society, through its Committee on Statistical Network Science. The workshop will bring researchers from theory, computation, and different applications together, to help theoreticians and methodologists focus on real problems, and to alert application researchers to the newest developments in methods. Virtual access to the workshop will be available via Zoom. Spaces will be limited. If interested in an invitation to attend, please contact Tianxi Li at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Job Offers

Faculty Position in Mathematics – EPFL

The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) seeks to fill a Faculty position in Mathematics at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The position is intended for outstanding candidates with research interests in Discrete Mathematics, showing exceptional promise to develop into world leaders. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialisation area. Applications should be uploaded by November 30th, 2023, to https://facultyrecruiting.epfl.ch/position/50036742. For additional information, please consult the webpage here.

Bernoulli Instructor – EPFL

The Institute of Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) invites applications for a full-time Bernoulli Instructorship in Statistics. Bernoulli Instructorships are prestigious postdoctoral research positions hosted within the Institute of Mathematics. They offer complete research autonomy and provide travel support, for a period up to four years, allowing promising early career researchers (up to 3 years post-PhD) to launch their independent research career. For additional information, please visit the webpage here.

Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Data Science – IE University Madrid

IE University's Sci-Tech School is seeking four full-time, tenure-track positions in Data Science, commencing in September 2024 at their Madrid campus. The application deadline is January 30th, 2024. We are looking for researchers in data science, machine learning, and operations research with a focus on areas like healthcare, finance, and cybersecurity. The offer includes a competitive salary aligned with top European institutions, a seed research fund, health benefits, tax reductions for newcomers, and access to a vibrant campus in Madrid and Segovia. More details can be found here.


Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

Official Publications of the Bernoulli Society

Bernoulli https://projecteuclid.org/journals/bernoulli

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

Co-Sponsored Publications

Have a look at http://www.bernoullisociety.org/index.php/publications for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, and ALEA.

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