Issue 34, February 2019
Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs Issue 34
February 2019
For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Carlos Améndola This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 30th.
General News
***Membership Renewal
We would like to remind all our members to renew their annual Bernoulli Society membership at We would also like to encourage you to diffuse information about special offers and fee reductions available to prospective new members.
***Bernoulli Society Membership Poster
Help us promote the Bernoulli Society! We would be grateful if you could print the Bernoulli membership poster and post it in your department's corridor. You can download it from Thank you! 
***New Bernoulli News Editor
Manuele Leonelli (Glasgow, UK) has become our new Bernoulli News editor, succeeding Miguel de Carvalho. Many thanks to Miguel for his hard work over the last years!
***Nominations for Bernoulli Prize survey article in Probability
Nominations are sought for the Bernoulli prize for an outstanding survey article in probability, see Nominations should be sent, along with a short (max 1/2 page) explanation, to the chair of the selection committee, Ofer Zeitouni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019.
***2019 Itô Prize Winners
Congratulations to Professor Zhen-Qing Chen (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) and Professor Masatoshi Fukushima (Osaka University, Toyonaka, Japan), for their paper: Stochastic Komatsu-Loewner evolution and BMD domain constant, Stochastic Processes and Applications, Volume 128 (2018), 545-594. The award will be presented at SPA 2019 where the authors will give a plenary talk.
*** Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2020
The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2020. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the World Congress in Probability and Statistics 2020, and will receive a funding up to 1000€ to offset travel and other expenses. The deadline is March 15, 2019 and candidates should apply through the web form
***Bernoulli Lecturers for the 2020 Bernoulli-IMS World Congress
The named Bernoulli Lecturers for the 2020 Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics have been announced. Persi Diaconis will give the Kolmogorov Lecture, Alison Etheridge will give the Bernoulli Lecture, Massimilliano Gubinelli will give the Lévy Lecture, Tony Cai will give the Laplace Lecture and Sara van der Greer will give the Tukey Lecture.
***Expression of interest to host EMS 2022
The European Regional Committee (ERC) of the Bernoulli Society invites interested parties to express their interest to host and organize the European Meeting of Statisticians in 2022. The deadline for receipt of the expression of interest is March 31, 2019. Expressions of interest should be emailed to the chair of the ERC, Marloes Maathuis. For more information see
***Bernoulli Society on Twitter
Bernoulli Society has launched its own Twitter account, @BernoulliSoc We invite all BS members to follow us!
Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society
***Statistics Conference for Aad Van der Vaart’s 60th Birthday
June 17 - 21, 2019
Leiden, Netherlands
The conference is in honor of Aad van der Vaart's 60th birthday. It will bring together collaborators and leading researchers in theoretical and applied statistics. Topics include nonparametric Bayes, high-dimensional/nonparametric statistics and applications of statistics in the life sciences.
***11th International Conference on Extreme Value Analysis (EVA)
July 01 - 05, 2019
Zagreb, Croatia
This workshop covers all probabilistic and statistical aspects of extreme value analysis and its applications in climate and atmospheric science, industrial risks, geoscience, hydrology, finance, economics and insurance, biosciences, physics, telecommunications and stochastic networks. 
***41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA)
July 08 - 12, 2019
Chicago, USA
SPA Conferences are organized under 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. 
***European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) 2019
July 22 - 26, 2019
Palermo, Italy
The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS), sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. EMS is a conference where statisticians of all ages and from all regions meet to exchange ideas and talk about the newest developments on the broad field of statistics and probability theory. The conference is organized every other year. 
***21st European Young Statisticians Meeting
July 29 - August 02, 2019
Belgrade, Serbia
The European Young Statisticians Meetings are held every two years under the auspices of the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society. The idea of the meeting is to provide young researchers (less than thirty years of age or two to eight years of research experience) an introduction to the international scene within the broad subject area - from pure probability theory to applied statistics. 
***62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019 
August 18 - 23, 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 62nd ISI WSC 2019 will bring together about 2,500 delegates from all over the world among statistical researchers, academia, industry practitioners, analysts and policymakers, to share insights on development in statistical science and to advance application of statistics for discovery, innovation and decision making. About 1,300 papers in various statistical disciplines and applications will be presented and discussed over a period of five days.
***XV Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM 2019) 
December 2 - 6, 2019
Hotel Castellano, Merida-Yucatán, México
The Congreso Latinoamericano de Probabilidad y Estadística Matemática (CLAPEM) is the official meeting of the Sociedad Latino Americana de Probabilidad y Estadística Matemática (SLAPEM), the Latin American Chapter of the Bernoulli Society. It is the major event in Probability and Statistics in the region and it gathers an important number of researchers and students, predominantly from Latin America. The call for contributed sessions is now open, as well as nominations for the Francisco Arnada Prize.
***10th Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics
August 17 - 21, 2020
Seoul, South Korea
The congress is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 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. It will be held at the Seoul National University.
Other Events
***Singapore-Abu Dhabi-Shanghai-India Probability Meeting (SASI)
May 27 - 29, 2019
Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore
The aim of the meeting is to bring together probability researchers from the Asia region, in particular from Singapore, NYU-Abu Dhabi, NYU-Shanghai, and India, to foster research collaborations and discussions amongst all of us on a regular basis.
***29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL)
September 22 - 26, 2019
Hannover, Germany
The Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences (CPSPS) of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability is supporting the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference as a collaborative partner. ESREL is organized by the Institute for Risk and Reliability, Leibniz Universität Hannover under the auspices of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA). The objective of ESREL 2019 is to provide an all-round inspiring environment and a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and expertise on theories and methods in the field of risk, safety and reliability, and on their application to a wide range of industrial, civil and social sectors and problem areas. Papers presented will be published in open access conference proceedings by Research Publishing Services, Singapore.
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