The Executive Committee and Council of the Bernoulli Society approved a special issue of the Bernoulli Journal for the year 2013 to commemorate the 300 anniversary of the publication of the Ars Conjectandi by Jacob Bernoulli.
The guest editors will be Richard Davis and Thomas Mikosch.
It will consist of a series of invited papers that will provide a glimpse at future directions in probability and statistics from new application areas, to the development of new models, to the emerging interfaces between statistics and probability with other sciences, as well as essays on the future of probability and mathematical statistics. It will be in addition to the four numbers of the annual volume and will have electronic open access to everybody.
Prof. Anatoliy Skorokhod
Anatoliy Skorokhod, Professor of Michigan State Univeristy and an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, died on January 3, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
We are pleased to annonce that there are several NSF travel grants for U.S. participants (young researchers, women and minority) traveling to the 35th Stochastic Processes and their Applications meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico from the 19th to the 24th of June 2011.
The increase in both the breadth and the mathematical technicality of many areas of specialization in probability and statistics can be mitigated by expertly written survey articles that will communicate an historic perspective on the successes, failures, and general health of important areas, as well as provide young researchers with a point of entry to the frontiers of a given field. To acknowledge the general importance of such efforts, The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability is pleased to announce the establishment of ``The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Probability or Mathematical Statistics''.
Wolfgang Doeblin Prize
The Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes is pleased to announce the approval by the Bernoulli Society Council of a new prize. The prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin and to recognize and promote outstanding work by researchers at the beginning of their mathematical careers in the field of Probability. For details see: Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.
2011 ISI Young Statisticians Meeting
As a satellite meeting to the 2011 ISI World Congress, and the first of its kind, the 2011 ISI Young Statisticians Meeting (YSI 2011) seeks to promote the active participation of early career statisticians in the epicentre of the ISI World Congress. The meeting will take place from August 19th-21st 2011, preceeding the 2011 ISI World Congress. Further information http://www.isi2011.ie/content/ysi
Bernoulli Society Fees for 2011 - 70% reduction now for members from developing countries
The Bernoulli Society Council has recently decided to keep, in general, the same membership fees for 2011 as for 2010, but some new benefits have been added.
For example, members from "developing countries" are offered a 70% reduction now (instead of 50%) and receive an extra reduction for the personal hard copy subscription of the BERNOULLI JOURNAL. Moreover, the list of developing countries for the latter membership and subscription was extended for 2011. This list will be subsequently updated with the three lower categories of the classification countries of the World Bank.
Further benefits have been achieved for all BS members like, e.g., a new 15% discount on two journals from the Applied Probability Trust: Advances in Applied Probability and Journal of Applied Probability.
StatProb - New Statistics and Probability Encyclopedia
The Bernoulli Society is one of the sponsers of the recently launched StatProb.com. This is a free online encyclopedia of statistics and probability hosted by Springer and sponsored by leading statistical societies. StatProb.com combines the advantages of traditional wikis (rapid and up-to-date publication, user-generated development, hyperlinking, and a saved history) with traditional publishing (quality assurance, review, and credit to authors). All contributions have been approved by an editorial board chosen by the sponsoring statistical societies. Articles are published in accordance with a Creative Commons license.
New Bernoulli Society Website
We are pleased to announce that the Bernoulli Society website can now be reached via www.bernoulli-society.org. Furthermore the design has been updated based on the new Bernoulli Society Logo. The new site offers us many possibilities for future development, but first of all we hope that it provides our visitors with facts and news in a convenient way. If you have any suggestions or remarks concerning the webpage you may contact the Executive Committee or the Web Editor:
Prof. David H. Blackwell
David H. Blackwell passed away in Berkeley, California, on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the age of 91. Professor Blackwell was the second president of the Bernoulli Society. Throughout his academic career he was a most distinguished teacher and researcher. He did fundamental work in game theory, Bayesian inference and information theory. He is an author of the classic book Theory of Games and Statistical Decision. He had appointments in both the Mathematics and Statistics departments of the University of California at Berkeley, where he became Emeritus Professor in 1989.