The sixth Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting (IMS-APRM) will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 5 to 8 January 2021. It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and the Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world.
The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications. The program will include:
• Plenary Lectures presented by world-renowned scientists in statistics and probability • Distinguished Lectures delivered by leading specialists • Invited Paper sessions • Contributed talks and posters
Invited Session Proposals are now being considered. The Scientific Program Committee will consider proposals for Invited Paper sessions. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please do so online by 10 February 2020 here.
Each Invited Paper session will consist of four speakers and one chair, with each speaker having 25 minutes. The proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee on a competitive basis. The proposers will be notified of the session selection before the end of March 2020.
The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2021. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 in The Hague, and will receive a funding up to 1000€ to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work.
Eligible candidates are active researchers in Mathematical Statistics who obtained the PhD degree on or after March 1st, 2015, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. Female candidates get 1 extra year for each child born since receiving the PhD.
The 3rd Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article was awarded to Alexei Borodin and Leonid Petrov for the article Integrable probability: From representation theory to Macdonald processes. Probability Surveys, v.11:1-58, 2014.
Call for Nominations Nominations Sought for 2020 COPSS Awards
The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies invites nominations for
Fisher Award and Lecture;
Scott Award and Lecture.
The deadline for nominations of all three awards is December 15, 2019.
The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the 2020 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.
The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, which was founded in 2011 and is generously sponsored by Springer, is awarded biannually to a single individual who is in the beginning of his or her mathematical career, for outstanding research in the field of probability theory. The awardee will be invited to submit to the journal Probability Theory and Related Fields a paper for publication as the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize Article, and will also be invited to present the Doeblin Prize Lecture in the Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (to be held in Seoul National University, South Korea, on August 17-21, 2020), or at a later Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.
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 Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics 2020, and will receive a funding up to 1000€ to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work.
Eligible candidates are active researchers in Probability Theory who obtained the PhD degree on or after Jan 1st 2014 and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. Female candidates get 1 extra year for each child born since receiving the PhD.
Call for Interest in Hosting the 11th Bernoulli-IMS World Congress (BS-IMS-WC) in 2024
A preliminary bid should specify names and affiliations of academics who have provisionally agreed to serve on the Local Organizing Committee. It is important that this team contains sufficiently many energetic people to cover fully the oversight of this big event, but in particular the team should also include a couple of senior academics in probability and statistics who have strong research records and international profiles, and who are prepared to commit to ensure the proposed congress will successfully add great distinction to their institution. The Local Organizing Committee should be diverse with all individuals playing significant roles. In many cases the Local Organizing Committee will obtain the assistance from conference organizing professionals.
It is helpful if preliminary bids contain information about the following:
1: The proposed site for the congress. It is especially important to be clear about this if the proposed Local Organizing Committee involves names from across the immediate local region!
2: A range of proposed dates (typically summer in northern hemisphere). The selection of this range should involve explicit consideration of various competing meetings and conferences around the world -- to the extent that details are known at this advanced stage of planning.
3: Consideration of likely attendance numbers: for this, and for much other relevant data, the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress history page of the Bernoulli Society will be very helpful; it will become clear that numbers can vary to some extent with congress location.
4: Meeting facilities: there needs to be access to a large auditorium potentially able to accommodate 700 attendees, in addition to an adequate supply of breakout rooms for smaller sessions, and good supply of space for discussions over tea/coffee.
5: Accommodation: there needs to be a good supply of reasonably priced local accommodation. It is particularly helpful if some very cheap and basic accommodation is available for (for example) younger colleagues.
7: It is useful to supply cost estimates on venue rent, catering twice daily coffee breaks, office staff support, for a range of attendance from 500 to 700 participants.
Overall cost is a particularly sensitive issue to the IMS and Bernoulli Society members, who include both young academics with very limited access to research funds, and distinguished academics from developing world countries who also find it a great challenge to secure sufficient funding to attend meetings. Neither IMS nor Bernoulli Society are in a position to provide substantial financial support, though both organizations organize special invited lectures for the Congress, thus ensuring the presence of very high-visibility speakers for whom the relevant society will pay registration, accommodation and transport.
Announcing the 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:
The 2019 winning article was chosen by a selection committee consisting of senior members of the probability community and representing wide geographical and specialization diversity. The award will be presented at the 41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA 2019) in Evanston, Illinois - 8 to 12 July 2019 where the authors will give a plenary talk.
The award consists of a certificate and a monetary award of US$5000.
The paper is freely available to access until the end of 2019 via ScienceDirect.
62nd ISI World Statistics Congress (ISI-WSC) Call for Proposals
The Bernoulli Society (BS) invites submissions of proposals for Special Topic Sessions (STS) at the 62nd ISI-WSC, to be held from 18 to 23 August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Proposals can be submitted using the electronic submission system on the ISI-WSC website http://www.isi2019.org/guidelines-for-submission-system/.
To ensure full consideration, please submit your STS proposals by 15 August 2018.
Each proposal should include: (1) a paragraph describing and justifying the proposed session; (2) a list of speakers and discussants that have agreed to participate; (3) an organizer, as well as a potential replacement in case that organizer declines.
Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2019
The New Researcher Award is for Bernoulli Society members who are active researchers of mathematical statistics. The main goal of this award is to recognize innovative research by new researchers.
The applicants for this award were asked to submit a 3-page synopsis of their presentation, along with their CV by February 28, 2018. The response to this award call was fabulous - 34 applications were submitted many of which were very strong applications making the selection procedure extremely challenging. After evaluating each CV and synopsis, the award committee has chosen the following new researchers for the award:
Po-Ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gongjun Xu, University of Michigan
Lingzhou Xue, Pennsylvania State University
Each of the awardees will deliver a 30-minute talk at the 62nd ISI-WSC to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during August 18 - 23, 2019, and will receive funding from Bernoulli Society towards travel and other expenses.
Apart from the above awardees, Bernoulli Society is awarding honourable mentions to the following researchers:
Quentin Berthet, University of Cambridge
Sebastian Engelke, University of Geneva
Subhabrata Sen, Microsoft Research New England and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bernoulli Society would like to congratulate the above researchers and thank each and every applicant for their interest in the award.
Parthanil Roy, Bernoulli Youth Representative Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
Leonardo T. Rolla, Membership Secretary Argentinian National Research Council and NYU-Shanghai