General

A major challenge in many modern economic, epidemiological, ecological and biological questions is to understand the randomness in the network structure of the entities they study. Although analysis of data on networks goes back to at least the 1930s, the importance of statistical network modelling for many areas of substantial science has become more pronounced since the turn of the century.  This Committee on Statistical Network Science (CSNS) will focus on promoting and fostering research in statistical and probabilistic network analysis, in the wider sense. This remit includes graphical models, random graph models as well complex functional network models.


This biennial Bernoulli Society Medal aims to recognise special service to the Bernoulli Society. The Medal is in honour of Willem van Zwet, who served Bernoulli Society and its aims in many special ways. Nominees should have records of sustained and distinguished service to the Society.

Description

Nomination can be made of any member of Bernoulli Society, who has not previously been elected President.

 Nominations should be communicated by email to the chair of the Willem van Zwet Medal Committee by the declared deadline (see below), and should be signed by two members of the Bernoulli Society. They must include the name, affiliation, and brief curriculum vitae of the nominee, and a statement of no more than 1000 words summarising the case for nomination.

At most one award is made every two years. The medal will be awarded at a ceremony during the next World Congress. The recommendation will be based on sustained excellent service to further the aims of the Bernoulli Society. Excellence in research will not be taken into account, as this is recognised by other Bernoulli Society awards.

The Willem van Zwet Medal Committee

The committee has three members, at least one being a past president who will act as chair, each member serving a term of up to five years. New committee members and chair are proposed by the current and incoming Bernoulli Society Presidents after consultation with the Executive Committee of the Bernoulli society.

 

Present members of the committee:

(from Jan 2021) Wilfrid S. Kendall (chair), University of Warwick, UK <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>;

(from Jan 2021) Florencia Leonardi, University of São Paulo, Brazil;

(from Jan 2021) Byeong U. Park, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.

 

About Willem van Zwet

This medal is inspired by the dedicated service of Willem van Zwet, who passed away on July 2, 2020. Willem was a major figure for Bernoulli Society and for our community as a whole. In particular, in the decade commencing 1970, he was among the founding fathers of the Bernoulli Society. He served as President of Bernoulli Society (1987-1989) and as Editor in Chief of the Bernoulli Journal (2000-2003). He was the driving force behind the creation of Eurandom, the European Institute for Stochastics in Eindhoven, serving as Eurandom’s founding director (1997-2000). The medal also honours his significant and unceasing support of statisticians behind the iron curtain, which had a major impact there and earned him an honorary doctorate from Charles University. Willem van Zwet's life is an inspiration for future generations of Bernoulli members.

 

Deadline

The next deadline for nominations is noon GMT, 15 March 2021.

Publicity Committee

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Committee Members

Carlos Amendola, E-Briefs Editor (Germany, until July 2021)

Soutir Bandyopadhyay, Web Editor (USA, until June 2021)

Corina Constantinescu, Twitter Editor (UK, until June 2022)

Manuele Leonelli, Bernoulli News Editor (UK, until June 2023)

Victor Panaretos, Chair (Switzerland,  until Feb 2020)

The committee manages all issues related to publicity and the dissemination of information and news to members of the Bernoulli Society and beyond. It coordinates the publication of the Bernoulli E-Briefs electronic newsletter, and of the Society's print newsletter, Bernoulli News. It also manages the Society's webpage and social media presence. The chairman is ex-officio a member of the Executive Committee.

Committee Members

Bojana Milošević, e-Briefs Editor (Serbia, until June 2023)

Carlos Améndola, Web Editor (Germany, until June 2023)

Corina Constantinescu, Twitter Editor (UK, until June 2022)

Leif Döring, Virtual Event Coordinator (Germany, until May 2023)

Manuele Leonelli, Bernoulli News Editor (UK, until June 2023)

Leonardo T. Rolla, Chair (Argentina, until December 2023)

  • The first Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Judith Rousseau at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The second Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Richard Nickl at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2017 in Marrakesh.
  • The third Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Mathias Drton at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
  • The fourth Ethel Newbold Prize was awarded to Marloes Maathuis at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 in The Hague.
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