General

This biennial Bernoulli Society Medal aims to recognise special service to the Bernoulli Society. The Medal is in honour of Willem van Zwet, who served Bernoulli Society and its aims in many special ways. Nominees should have records of sustained and distinguished service to the Society.

Description

Nomination can be made of any member of Bernoulli Society, who has not previously been elected President.

 Nominations should be communicated by email to the chair of the Willem van Zwet Medal Committee by the declared deadline (see below), and should be signed by two members of the Bernoulli Society. They must include the name, affiliation, and brief curriculum vitae of the nominee, and a statement of no more than 1000 words summarising the case for nomination.

At most one award is made every two years. The medal will be awarded at a ceremony during the next World Congress. The recommendation will be based on sustained excellent service to further the aims of the Bernoulli Society. Excellence in research will not be taken into account, as this is recognised by other Bernoulli Society awards.

The Willem van Zwet Medal Committee

The committee has three members, at least one being a past president who will act as chair, each member serving a term of up to five years. New committee members and chair are proposed by the current and incoming Bernoulli Society Presidents after consultation with the Executive Committee of the Bernoulli society.

 

Present members of the committee:

(from Jan 2021) Wilfrid S. Kendall (chair), University of Warwick, UK <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>;

(from Jan 2021) Florencia Leonardi, University of São Paulo, Brazil;

(from Jan 2021) Byeong U. Park, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.

 

About Willem van Zwet

This medal is inspired by the dedicated service of Willem van Zwet, who passed away on July 2, 2020. Willem was a major figure for Bernoulli Society and for our community as a whole. In particular, in the decade commencing 1970, he was among the founding fathers of the Bernoulli Society. He served as President of Bernoulli Society (1987-1989) and as Editor in Chief of the Bernoulli Journal (2000-2003). He was the driving force behind the creation of Eurandom, the European Institute for Stochastics in Eindhoven, serving as Eurandom’s founding director (1997-2000). The medal also honours his significant and unceasing support of statisticians behind the iron curtain, which had a major impact there and earned him an honorary doctorate from Charles University. Willem van Zwet's life is an inspiration for future generations of Bernoulli members.

 

Deadline

The next deadline for nominations is noon GMT, 15 March 2021.


The committee manages all issues related to publicity and the dissemination of information and news to members of the Bernoulli Society and beyond. It coordinates the publication of the Bernoulli E-Briefs electronic newsletter, and of the Society's print newsletter, Bernoulli News. It also manages the Society's webpage and social media presence. The chairman is ex-officio a member of the Executive Committee.

Committee Members

Carlos Amendola, e-Briefs Editor (Germany, until July 2021)

Soutir Bandyopadhyay, Web Editor (USA, until June 2021)

Corina Constantinescu, Twitter Editor (UK, until June 2022)

Leif Döring, Virtual Event Coordinator (Germany, until May 2023)

Manuele Leonelli, Bernoulli News Editor (UK, until June 2023)

Leonardo T. Rolla, Chair (Argentina, until September 2021)

  • The first Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Judith Rousseau at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The second Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Richard Nickl at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2017 in Marrakesh.
  • The third Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Mathias Drton at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
Publicity Committee

The committee manages all issues related to publicity and the dissemination of information and news to members of the Bernoulli Society and beyond. It coordinates the publication of the Bernoulli E-Briefs electronic newsletter, and of the Society's print newsletter, Bernoulli News. It also manages the Society's webpage and social media presence. The chairman is ex-officio a member of the Executive Committee.

Committee Members

Carlos Amendola, E-Briefs Editor (Germany, until July 2021)

Soutir Bandyopadhyay, Web Editor (USA, until June 2021)

Corina Constantinescu, Twitter Editor (UK, until June 2022)

Manuele Leonelli, Bernoulli News Editor (UK, until June 2023)

Victor Panaretos, Chair (Switzerland,  until Feb 2020)

Past meetings sponsored by the Bernoulli Society:

  • 21st European Young Statisticians Meeting 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia, July 29 - August 2, conference website.
  • 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 18-23, conference website
  • Online International Conference in Actuarial science, data science and finance, April 28 - 29, 2020, conference website.
  • Probabilistic Coupling and Geometry Workshop, University of Warwick, UK, December 9-10, 2019.
  • XXIII Brazilian School of Probability in São Carlos, Brazil, July 22-27, 2019. conference website.
  • 32nd European Meeting of Statisticians 2019 in Palermo, Italy, July 22-26, conference website.
  • XV CLAPEM 2019 in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico, December 1-6, 2019, conference website.
  • 41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications 2019 in Evanston, Chicago, USA, July 8-12.
  • 11th international conference on Extreme Value Analysis, Zagreb, Croatia, July 1-5, 2019, conference website.
  • Stochastic Analysis, Financial and Insurance Mathematics (SAFIM), August 20-24, 2018, Accra, Ghanaconference website.
  • 40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-15, conference website.
  • 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Lisbon, July 23-27, 2018, conference website.
  • DSSV (Data Science, Statistics and Visualisation) 2018, TU Wien, Austria, July 9-11 2018, conference website.
  • 4th conference of the ISNPS (International Society of Non-Parametric Statistics), Salerno, Italy, June 11-15 2018, conference website.
  • Lancaster Probability Days, Lancaster University, May 22-24, 2018, conference website.
  • Frontier Probability Days, Corvallis, Oregon, March 29-31, 2018, conference website. 
  • Fourth Conference of ISNPS 2018, Salerno, Italy, conference website.
  • Data Science, Statistics, and Visualization DSSV 2018, Tu Wien, Austria, conference website.
  • 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Lisbon, 2018, conference website.
  • Stochastic Analysis, Financial and Insurance Mathematics (SAFIM), 2018, Accra, Ghana, conference website.
  • Lancaster Probability Days 2018, Lancaster, UK, May 22-24 2018, conference website.
  • Frontier Probability Days, Oregon, US, March 29-31 2018, conference website.
  • Statistics meets Friends: From Biophysics to Inverse Problems and back, Göttingen, Germany, November 29 - December 1 2017, conference website.
  • 61st ISI World Statistics Congress 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco, July 16-21, conference website.
  • 31st European Meeting of Statisticians 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, July 24-28, conference website.
  • 20th European Young Statisticians Meeting 2017 in Uppsala, Sweden, August 14-18, conference website.
  • High Dimensional Statistics, theory and practice, Fréjus, France, October 1-6 2017, conference website.
  • XXXIV International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29 2017, conference website.
  • 39th SPA in Moscow, Russia, July 24-28 2017, conference website.
  • Semstat Statistical Network Science, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, March 6-10 2017, conference website.
  • Perspectives of Actuarial Risks in Talks of Young Researchers, Ascona, Switzerland, January 8-13 2017, conference website.
  • 4th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting in Hong Kong, June 27-30 2016, conference website.
  • Fractality and Fractionality, Leiden, the Netherlands, May 17-20 2016, conference website.
  • XX Brazilian School of Probability in São Carlos, Brazil, July 4-9 2016, conference website.
  • Frontier Probablity Days 2016, Salt Lake City, May 09-11, 2016, conference website.
  • 9th Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics 2016 in Toronto, Canada, July 11-15, conference website. Pre-meeting for young researchers: July 7-8, 2016.
  • UK Easter Probability Meeting 2016, Lancaster, UK, April 4-8 2016, conference website.
  • XIV CLAPEM 2016 in San José, Costa Rica, December 5-9, conference website.
  • Stochastic Analysis and its Applications Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 27-August 7, 2015, conference website.
  • XIX Brazilian School of Probability 2015 in São Sebastião, Brazil, August 3-8, conference website.
  • 38th SPA at Oxford, UK, July 13-17 2015, conference website.
  • 30th  European Meeting of Statisticians in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6-10 July 2015.
  • 60th ISI World Statistics Congress in Rio the Janeiro, Brazil, July 26-31 2015, conference website.
  • Extreme Value Analysis, Ann Arbor, USA, June 15-19, 2015, conference website.
  • 19th European Young Statisticians Meeting 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic, August 31- September 4, conference website.
  • Methodological advances in Statistics related to Big Data, Castro Urdiales, Spain, June 8-12, 2015, conference website.
  • Algebraic Statistics, University of Genoa, Italy, June 8-11, 2015, conference website
  • Limit Theorems in Probability, Imperial College London, UK, March 23-26, 2015, conference website.
  • Perspectives on Actuarial Risks in Talks of Young Researchers 2015, University of Liverpool, UK, January 11-16, 2015, conference website.
  • XVIII Brazilian School of Probability 2014 in Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 3-9.
  • XIII CLAPEM 2014 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, September 22-26, conference website.
  • UK Probability Meeting 2014, Imperial College London, UK, September 15-19, 2014, conference website.
  • 18th European Young Statisticians Meeting, Osijek, Croatia, August 26-30 2013, conference website.
  • XVII Brazilian School of Probability 2013 in Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 4-10, conference website.
  • Perspectives on Actuarial Risks in Talks of Young Researchers 2013, Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland, January 27- February 1, 2013, conference website.
  • XVI Brazilian School of Probability 2012 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, August 6-11, conference website.
  • 7th World Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society, Sydney, Australia, June 19-22, 2012, conference website.
  • 8th Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-14, conference website, 750 participants.
  • 1st Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics, Chalkidiki, Greece, June 15-19, 2012, conference website.
  • Long-Range Dependence, Self-Similarity and Heavy Tails, International Conference in Honor of Professor Murad S. Taqqu, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, April 19-21, 2012, conference website.
  • XII CLAPEM 2012 in Valparaiso - Viña del Mar, Chile, March 26-30, conference website.
  • 8th Workshop on Bayesian Nonparametrics, Veracruz, Mexico, June 26-30, 2011, conference website.
  • Young European Probabilists Workshop (YEP), EURANDOM, The Netherlands, March 14-18, 2011, conference website.
  • ICM Satellite Conference on Probability and Stochastic Processes, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India, August 13-17, 2010, conference website.
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