General

This biennial joint BS and RSS Award aims to recognize excellent research in Mathematical Statistics and in Probability Theory. The Award is in honor of David G. Kendall, who was the first president of the Bernoulli Society, and was awarded the Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981) of the RSS.  Nominees should be researchers with significant achievements and great potential in their research field.

This Award is based on donations, and BS and the Awardees are grateful for your contribution (details about the donation procedure will be added soon).

Description

Eligible candidates are excellent young researchers who:

  1. are working in probability or mathematical statistics
  2. are members of either the BS or the RSS
  3. are within 8 years from getting the PhD to the year when the assessment occurs (An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the PhD, such as parenthood) 

The award should be used to cover the expenses of attendance at a BS or an RSS conference.

Nominations should be communicated to the Award Committee and be signed by two members of the BS or the RSS. They must include the name, affiliation, and brief curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) of the nominee, a statement of no more than 100 words summarizing the case for nomination, a list of the best 3 articles, and a review of no more than 2 pages of the nominee's research contributions.

The award alternates between the two subjects. Every 4 years the award will be made to a young researcher in Mathematical Statistics and every 4 years to a young researcher in Probability Theory.

The award consists of the prize amount of 2000€ together with an award certificate.

The Award Lecture will be given at a major BS conference (typically the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress or the ISI WSC) or an RSS conference (as specified by the applicant).

The Kendall Prize Committee

A joint BS-RSS committee will select the winner. This committee will be proposed by BS (2) and RSS (2) Presidents after consultation with the Youth Representatives and the Executive Committees of the two societies.

About David G. Kendall

This award honours the memory of David George Kendall (1918-2007). As noted in the history of the Bernoulli Society, Kendall played a key rôle in founding the Bernoulli Society in 1975, and was its initial president; his personal account of this time may be found in the first Bernoulli Journal issue. Kendall was also a committed and distinguished member of the Royal Statistical Society, holding the Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981), and presenting five read papers over the course of his career. He was always eager to encourage younger colleagues, and particularly to urge them to travel and make contacts and friendships across the scientific world. For this reason we are confident that he would have been delighted to see awards in his name, designed to encourage and to enable young probabilists and statisticians to participate actively in the international meetings which are so important in the life of our subject.

See also a biographical account by Geoffrey Grimmett.


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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