The Latin American Regional Chapter of the Bernoulli Society announces and congratulates the winners of the 2009 CLAPEM edition of the Francisco Aranda-Ordaz award for the best Ph.D. theses written by Latin American students. The winners are: In Probability, Sebastián Grymberg, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, for his thesis "Construcción y simulación perfecta de campos markovianos con splines", adviser Pablo Ferrari. In Statistics, Maria da Gloria Abage de Lima, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, for her thesis "Essays on heteroskedasticity", adviser Francisco Cribari. Both are invited speakers to present their works in the XI CLAPEM, in Caracas, Venezuela, November 1-6, 2009.
New Chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes
Sad news for our community. Erich L. Lehmann died on 12 September 2009. He was a Professor Emeritus of the University of California at Berkeley who made fundamental contributions to the theory of statistics. He was known to be a great mentor to young researchers in statistics. Erich L. Lehmann leaves a legacy of outstanding contributions to research, teaching and professional service recognized the world over. Obituray for Erich Lehmann by his family and Peter Bickel.
New Executive Secretary and ISI Director
As for August 1st 2009, Ada van Krimpen is the new Director of ISI and the new Executive Secretary of Bernoulli Society.
New Bernoulli Journal Editor-in-Chief
Richard A. Davis (Columbia) has accepted to be the new Editor-in-Chief of Bernoulli Journal, instead of Holger Rootzen (Göterborg) who ends his three year term by December 2009.
New Bernoulli News Editors
Vicky Fasen and Robert Steltzer (Munich) are the new editors of Bernoulli News, ending their two year term Eric Cator (Delft) and Erik Van Zwet (Leiden).
Membership Fees 2010
The Bernoulli Society Council approved to keep for the year 2010 the same membership fees as for 2009.