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The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2023. Each awardee
shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the ISI World Statistics Congress Conference
to be held in Ottawa, Canada, July 15-20, 2023, 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 Ph.D. degree on
or after March 15th, 2017, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. An extension
may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the Ph.D., such as parenthood.
Candidates should apply through the webform https://forms.gle/yQg8F6fDx7qLLCAMA and send
the required documents to the e-mail address indicated in the form.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022


The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the 2022 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 at a Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

More information about the Wolfgang Doeblin prize and past awardees can be found at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes/.

Each nomination should offer a brief but adequate case of support and should be sent by December 30, 2021, to the chair of the prize committee, Christina Goldschmidt, at the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject heading: Doeblin Prize 2022.


Marloes Maathuis (ETH Zurich) has been awarded the 2021 Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years. The name of the prize recognizes a historically important role of women in statistics. The prize itself is for excellence in statistics without reference to the gender of the recipient. The Ethel Newbold Prize is generously supported by Wiley.


Our dear colleague Maria Eulália Vares has been awarded the inaugural Willem van Zwet Medal for Special Service to the Bernoulli Society in recognition of her outstanding service to the Bernoulli Society as Publications Committee member and chair, and as Editor of Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA). She played a key part in negotiations with Elsevier concerning Stochastic Processes and their Applications, showing great leadership in helping to obtain better prices and open access conditions for SPA and initiation of Elsevier's support for young researchers and students to participate in Bernoulli Society sponsored meetings, among other benefits. She has also served the Latin American Regional Committee and joined in organization of Bernoulli-sponsored events such as the Brazilian School of Probability, thus promoting the development of Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Latin America.


Dear fellow member of the Bernoulli Society

Now more than ever we depend on all kinds of sustained and dedicated service by colleagues. To mark exceptional service, and also to honour Willem van Zwet, who served Bernoulli Society and its aims in many special ways, the Bernoulli Society is launching the Willem van Zwet Medal for special service to the Bernoulli Society. We want to draw your attention to this award, which will be awarded biennially. For further details please visit the Willem van Zwet Medal webpage, which includes instructions on how to make nominations. If you know of someone who has given remarkable service to the Bernoulli Society, then please do consider nominating them for the first instance of this biennial award. 

Please send your nomination according to the instructions given on the website to Wilfrid Kendall (Committee Chair) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
 
The deadline for nominations is noon GMT, 15 March 2021.

With most cordial best wishes,

Claudia Klüppelberg 
President of the Bernoulli Society

The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2022. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the 42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications to be held in Wuhan, China, June 27 - July 1, 2022, 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 March 1st, 2016, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the PhD, such as parenthood.

Candidates should apply through the web form https://forms.gle/SGsTRkJ9FQf3Bdya6 and send the required documents to the e-mail address indicated in the form.

Deadline: March 15th, 2021


The ISI Scientific Program Committee for ISI WSC 2021 (SPC) is inviting members of the ISI and its Associations to submit proposals for invited paper sessions.

The award committee invites nominations for the Bernoulli Society-Royal Statistical Society David G Kendall Award for Young Researchers. The award is open to those who obtained their PhD after January 1st 2013 (with extensions for disruptions to the candidate’s work available at the committee’s discretion).

This new prize for an excellent young researcher will be awarded every two years. The subject will alternate between probability and mathematical statistics. The inaugural award, to be made in Summer 2021, is dedicated to probability theory.

The name of the prize honours David G Kendall, who was the first president of the Bernoulli Society and was awarded the RSS Guy Medal in Gold in 1981.

The prize will be presented at either a Bernoulli Society conference (typically the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress or the ISI-WSC) or RSS conference (as specified by the applicant). The prize consists of a certificate and the award of €2,000 to cover the expenses of attendance at the conference.

Nominations should be communicated to the award committee through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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. 

Award Committee

  • Geoffrey Grimmett (Cambridge University and Heilbronn Institute)
  • Saul Jacka (University of Warwick and Alan Turing Institute)
  • Gesine Reinert (Oxford University and Alan Turing Institute)
  • Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego)

Deadline for nominations: Sunday 31 January 2021

More details on the prize.


The Bernoulli Society is a Friends of COPSS, the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, who organizes an awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings recognizing outstanding members in the statistical profession. Nominations are sought for the Presidents’ Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship, the F.N. David Award and Lectureship, and the George W. Snedecor Award, to be presented at the 2021 JSM in Seattle. For more information, see https://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/nominations


The ISI Short Course Committee for ISI WSC 2021 (SCC) is inviting members of the ISI and its Associations to submit proposals to deliver online short courses.

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