Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 59, February 2024




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Bernoulli Society Golden Jubilee

Join us this year in celebrating 50 years of the Bernoulli Society at the 11th World Congress in Bochum (August 12-16, 2024), and throughout the year. To mark the occasion, we have introduced a "50 year logo" (below, and on our homepage banner). Feel free to use it in any fitting context to celebrate our Society. Read about our Society's history here, and stay tuned for more!



General News

New Appointments

We are delighted to announce two new appointments. Corina Constantinescu (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) is the new Publicity Secretary, taking over from Leonardo T. Rolla since January 2024. Eva Loecherbach (University Paris 1, France) will be the new Chief Editor for SPA. She will succeed Matthias Loewe, and her term will commence at the end of March 2024. We extend our sincere gratitude to Leonardo T. Rolla and Matthias Loewe for their dedicated service over the past years.

David G. Kendall Award for Young Researchers – Recipient

The winner of the 2024 David G. Kendall Award for Young Researchers is Qiyang Han (Rutgers University, USA). The biannual award is presented jointly by the Royal Statistical Society and the Bernoulli Society to a young researcher that has made a significant contribution to the alternating fields of mathematical statistics or probability theory. David G. Kendall (1918–2007) was the first president of the Bernoulli Society and recipient of the RSS Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981).

Wolfgang Doeblin Prize – Call for Nominations

The Bernoulli Society welcomes nominations for the 2024 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. Nominations should be communicated to the Award Committee by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject heading: Doeblin Prize 2024. Each nomination should be sent by March 1th, 2024. For more details, both of eligibility for the award and of what is needed for the nomination, please visit the extended version of the call here and the prize webpage here.

Willem van Zwet Medal – Call for Nominations

Nominations are 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. 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 July 22nd, 2024, at noon UTC. For more details, both of eligibility for the award and of what is needed for the nomination, please visit the webpage here.

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. by March 1st, 2024.

Sad News

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Alan G. Hawkes. He passed away peacefully on November 9th, 2023. The Bernoulli Society extends its sincere condolences to his family.


Events Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by Bernoulli Society

42nd Finnish Summer School on Probability and Statistics

May 27–31, 2024
Lammi, Finland

The Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Stochastics and Statistics (FDNSS), in co-sponsorship with the Bernoulli Society, invites doctoral students in probability, statistics, and related areas, to attend one-week intensive courses on active research topics in probability and statistics, lectured by leading scholars in the field. Advanced MSc students, fresh postdocs and everyone in the research and applied field are welcome too. The registration will be open in spring 2024.

Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen Memorial Conference

May 29–31, 2024
Aarhus, Denmark

We are happy to share the announcement of the Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen Memorial Conference, taking place at the Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark. The aim of the conference is to cover many of the numerous fields of science that Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen contributed to and to address recent research developments in these fields. A prominent list of speakers will be presenting their work at the conference. Please see the conference website for the full list of speakers, as well as for further details on the conference.

BS-IMS World Congress Pre-Meeting for Young Researchers 2024

August 10–11, 2024
Essen, Germany

We are happy to announce the upcoming Bernoulli-IMS World Congress Pre-Meeting for Young Researchers 2024! It will take place in August 2024 on the campus of University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Among others, the pre-meeting features lectures by Emmanuel Candès (Stanford University) on conformal inference and Remco van der Hofstad (TU Eindhoven) on networks, and offers sessions with career advice for young researchers. Scholarships for participants from low/middle income countries are available.

BS-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.

Take a look at the provisional program (information about the program is continuously updated):

Submission of abstracts for contributed talks and posters closes soon! The deadline is February 15th, 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..

65th ISI World Statistics Congress 2025

July 13–17, 2025
The Hague, Netherlands

The ISI World Statistics Congress 2025 will be held in July 2025 in The Hague, Netherlands. It takes place every two years, since 1887, and it represents the leading congress on statistics and data science worldwide. We strongly encourage members of the Bernoulli Society to propose invited paper sessions (IPSs) for the congress. The submission deadline for IPSs is March 15th, 2024. More details are available here. Please keep EDI considerations in mind when planning your session.


Job Offers

Call for Expression of Interest - LUISS Guido Carli

The Department of Economics and Finance at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome invites outstanding scholars to express their interest for a full-time position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics. Ideal candidates should have research experience in Statistics and Data Science and intend to pursue research projects in the field, with a focus on: Statistical Learning, Analysis of Complex and Big Data, Interaction between Optimization and Statistics. Submissions are due by February 15th, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. CET (UTC +1). However, expressions of interest could be considered even after the deadline. For additional information, please visit the webpage 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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