Issue 36, June 2019

Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs Issue 36 
June 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 August 30th.

General News



***Bernoulli Lectures at the 2019 World Statistics Congress (ISI-WSC)

The Bernoulli President Lecture will be given by Michael A. Newton (University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA) on "On beneficial ways to combine clustering and hypothesis testing", while the Bernoulli Journal Special Invited Lecture will be held by Jonathan Taylor (Stanford University, USA) on "A selective survey of selective inference".


***Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2019 Session at ISI-WSC

The three awardees of the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2019, Po-Ling Loh, Gongjun Xu, and Lingzhou Xue will speak at an Invited Paper Session on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:30-12:30 during the ISI World Statistics Congress. The award was for new researchers working primarily in Mathematical Statistics. 


***Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2020

We are happy to announce the awardees of the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2020: Li-Cheng Tsai (Columbia University), Nina Holden (ETH Zürich) and Xin Sun (Columbia University). These new researches working primarily in Probability will participate in an invited session at the BS-IMS-WC in 2020. Along with three awards, honorable mentions were given to Anirban Basak (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences), Ellen Powell (Durham University), Nicholas A. Cook (Stanford University) and Sarah Penington (University of Bath). 


***Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Statistics 2022

Nominations for the prize are open now. The prize will be presented at the 2023 ISI World Statistics Congress. Nominations should include full name and email address of both the nominee(s) and nominator, as well as a pdf file of the published survey article in statistics. The nomination material should be emailed to Professor Qiwei Yao at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The nomination deadline is February 28th, 2021.  


***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 Meng 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. 


***Klaus Krickeberg's "Friend of Vietnam" Medal

On the July 16, 2018 the President of Vietnam awarded Klaus Krickeberg, former president of the Bernoulli Society, the medal «Friend of Vietnam» for «positive essential contributions to the development of the Vietnamese health sector". The Vietnamese Minister of Health presented him with the medal on February 25, 2019 in a ceremony in her Ministry. Krickeberg had already lectured in 1974 on Stochastic Point Processes to young research mathematicians in Hanoi; they published these lectures in book form. Later on he guided one of them to a Thesis on the “Knox Test”. He then switched gradually to Public Health, which is a very “stochastic” field. For instance, stochastic modeling is an indispensable tool for studying the evolution of infectious diseases in populations, which in turn is the main tool for designing immunization campaigns.  By contrast, the main issue in dealing with non-infectious diseases is the study of risk factors, which rests on models in mathematical statistics. 


***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! 


***Bernoulli Society on Twitter

We invite all BS members to follow the Bernoulli Society on Twitter, @BernoulliSoc



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 (ISI-WSC) 

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. 


***10th Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics (BS-IMS-WC)

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



***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



Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications


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