General Announcement

The LARC-SLAPEM organizes, every two/three years, a prize to honor the memory of Francisco Aranda-Ordaz, a distinguished young Mexican statistician who died tragically in 1991. Sponsored by the Bernoulli Society, the Francisco Aranda-Ordaz Award is bestowed for one thesis in Probability and one thesis in Statistics written by students from Latin America, regardless of the country of the university offering the degree, or by students from other nationalities who received the degree from a Latin American university. The winners are invited to present their works at the CLAPEM meeting.

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The special issue of the journal SPA on the occasion of the 2013 International Year of Statistics, edited by Rainer Dahlhaus, Jean Jacod, Per Mykland and Nakahiro Yoshida, can be downloaded free of charge from the SPA website: SPA special issue 2013 - free download.

Posted by Takashi Kumagai, Kyoto

Based on recent discussions the Bernoulli Society decided, with authorization from Elsevier, to publish details of the SPA Sponsorship Agreement.

During the World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey the awards ceremony and general assembly will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 18:10 until 19:00.

The agenda:

1. Presentation of Awards
2. Statistics2013 & MPE13
3. Report on Journal Publications
4. Executive & Standing Committee Membership
5. Survey of Bernoulli Sponsored Conferences & Workshops

A wine and cheese reception will follow 19:00 – 19:30

We create a joint IMS-Bernoulli Society lecture in probability and stochastic processes titled the Schramm lecture. For details about the lecture see:

The Schramm lecturer will be selected by the Schramm/Doob Lecture Selection Committee. The lecture will be featured at IMS or Bernoulli Society meetings and is named in honor of Oded Schramm.

On Thursday 25 August 2011, at 13.30, the Bernoulli Society General Assembly Meeting will take place in the Dublin Convention Centre, Liffey Meeting Room 2, during the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress in Dublin, August, 21-26, 2011. Members and nonmembers of the Society are invited to participate. Voting is reserved to Bernoulli Society members.

The Bernoulli Society welcomes nominations for the first Wolfgang Doeblin Prize to be awarded in the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, 2012.

The Prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin. It will be awarded for outstanding work in the field of probability, to a single individual who is at the beginning of his or her mathematical career.

The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize is generously supported by Springer. 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 a Doeblin Prize Lecture in a later Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

Each nomination should offer a brief case in support and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th November 2011.

The Bernoulli Society has initiated a new prize to recognize an outstanding survey article in probability. Nominations exclude self-nominations, and can otherwise be submitted to the committee chair David Aldous This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations should include full name and email address of both the nominee and nominator, as well as a pdf file of the published article.  Nominations should be submitted by November 30, 2011.

For details of the prize, see the description of the Bernoulli prize for an outstanding survey article in probability or mathematical statistics.

A new international web-based mentor programme for Ph.D students in statistics and probability at universities in developing countries is launched, sponsored by the International Statistical Institute and the Bernoulli Society. Ph.D students can enrol for the programme online and are put in contact with volunteer senior statisticians. The programme is based in Oslo, see to find out more on what the programme does. If you wish to join you can enrol as a mentor, or join as a student.

For further information have a look at the programme description for mentors and the information for students.

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