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.
Dynamic Statistical Models - Satellite Meeting to the 58th World Statistics Congress
On Wednesday September 8, 10:50-11:15 the ISI President-Elect Jae C. Lee and the Bernoulli Society President-Elect Edward Waymire will talk about: The future of societies of mathematical statistics and probability. This is a special Session for the World Statistics Day at the Osaka 2010 SPA Conference.
Prof. Vidmantas Kastytis Bentkus
Vidmantas Kastytis Bentkus, the head of the Mathematical Statistics Department in the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, died on June 3, 2010, from a heart attack at the age of 60. The last 15 years he was working on finding an optimal and most precise form of inequalities for sums of independent random variables.
Fifth International Workshop in Applied Probability
The Fifth International Workshop in Applied Probability (co-sponsored by the Bernoulli Society) will be held at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Colmenarejo Campus, on July 5th-8th, 2010. The aim of this workshop is to bring together and foster collaboration among scientists engaged in applied probability. A wide range of active research fields will be covered featuring seven invited plenary lectures presented by leading specialists. In addition, there will be a large variety of invited sessions, contributed talks, and posters.
Special Volume of Stochastic Processes and their Applications in May 2010
Professor Lester Dubins passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at the age of 89. A distinguished probabilist, Professor Dubins was an Emeritus Professor of the University of Califormia at Berkeley. He is the author of the classical How to Gamble if You Must (with L.J. Savage), and many fundamental research articles in probability and geometry. Obituray for Lester Eli Dubins by David Gilat, Ted Hill and Bill Sudderth.
Prof. Miguel Angel Arcones
Miguel Angel Arcones Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Binghamton University, died on December 30, 2009. Obituray for Miguel Angel Arcones by Evarist Giné, David Mason, Francisco Samaniego and Anton Schick.
Special membership discounts for students
Spread the word among colleagues and students: For 2010 Ph.D. students join Bernoulli Society for free and new members and post-docs obtain 50% reduced membership rate.