Issue 35, April 2019
Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs Issue 35 
April 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 May 30th.

General News


***Bernoulli Society Membership Renewal and Poster

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. One way is by printing the Bernoulli membership poster and post it in your department's corridor. You can download it from Thank you! 


***New Bernoulli Society Scientific Secretary

Prof. Byeong Park will be stepping down as Bernoulli Society Scientific Secretary following his election as Vice President of the ISI. We congratulate him and are very grateful to him for his service to the Bernoulli Society in this role. 

The Council has approved Prof. Song Xi Chen (Peking University, ) to replace Prof. Park as Scientific Secretary. The new Scientific Secretary, if approved by the Bernoulli GA at the 2019 WSC in Kuala Lumpur, will begin his term immediately after the WSC, completing Prof. Park's term which runs until the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress (August 2020). At that point he can be reappointed for the regular four-year term.


***New Bernoulli Society Treasurer

Lynne Billard will be stepping down at the end of this year from the position of Treasurer. The Bernoulli Society is grateful to her for her service! The Council has approved Prof. Geoffrey Grimmett (University of Cambridge, )  to succeed Prof. Billard as Treasurer. The new Treasurer will start his four-year term as of January 1, 2020, pending final approval by the Bernoulli Society GA during the 2019 WSC in Kuala Lumpur.


***Short Course Program before WSC 2019

Prior to the World Statistics Congress 2019, a rich programme of short courses is being offered to participants. Have a look at


***Call for Interest in Hosting the Bernoulli-IMS 11th World Congress in 2024

There is a call for proposals to host the 2024 Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics. Preliminary bids / expressions of interest should be emailed to the IMS and Bernoulli society presidents (Xiao-Li This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Susan Murphy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and cc'ed to the BS president-elect ( Claudia Klüppelberg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  The due date for bids is June 29, 2019. 


***Book by Ole Barndorff-Nielsen 

The former President of the Bernoulli Society, Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen, has recently published a book "Stochastics in Science: Some autobiographical notes" (published Forlaget Morgenstjerne) which can be of great interest for our community. Summary: "The book gives a kaleidoscopic view of the life of a mathematical scientist. It aims to provide an impression of how multifaceted and fascinating such a life can be, in relation to other scientists. Much of the book can be read without any background knowledge of mathematics, but here and there brief indications of the author's own work are included at stepping stones in the narration. It contains a gallery of remarkable personalities and of historical accounts not available elsewhere. And the author's intense interest in Richard Wagner's operas occasionally shines through." 


***Latin American Members (SLAPEM)

Bernoulli Society members baring Latin American nationality or affiliation are also members of the SLAPEM. A partial list of members can be found at Please contact our Membership Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your name included. This is an important step prior to organizing elections for the regional committee.


***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. 


***32nd 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. 


***23rd Brazilian School of Probability (EBP)

July 22 - 27, 2019

São Carlos, Brazil

The XXIII Escola Brasileira de Probabilidade will be held at the São Carlos campus of the University of São Paulo. EBP is a traditional international event which has been running since 1997 by initiative of the Brazilian probability community. It represents a good opportunity for researchers and students from Brazil and abroad to interact in a very high scientific level and including the participation of some of the best world leaderships. The School aims at emphasizing and diffusing the new and more promising research lines in Probability and Stochastic Processes, as well as promoting new collaborations between the participants and opening new horizons to the young researchers.


***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 congress series is organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Bernoulli Society is participating in the series as an association of ISI. During the congress, a Bernoulli General Assembly and a New Researchers’ reception will take place, where all members of BS are invited. We hope many BS members participate in the events.  


***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 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.


Job Offers



* Assistant Professorship in Statistics at EPFL. Outstanding candidates with research interests in the development and application of novel statistical methodology, including candidates focusing on a substantive application area are sought. Indicative methodological interests include large scale and causal inference, computationally intensive inference, and nonparametric inference. Indicative areas of application include, but are not limited to, biomedical science, genetics/genomics, environmental and earth science, physics and astronomy. The evaluation process will start on October 1st, 2019



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