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The Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award recognizes the work of outstanding young researchers in the fields of Mathematical Statistics and Probability. The awardees of this annual prize shall give a presentation in a special session at one of our major conferences, and will receive a funding towards travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News publishes their pictures and a paragraph about their work. Eligible candidates must be within 5 years from getting the PhD to the year when the assessment occurs. An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the PhD, such as parenthood. This prize is awarded to Bernoulli Society members only.

Call for applications

Calls are announced around November with a deadline around March. 

2020-2021 Edition Awardees:

***Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021 Session at virtual ISI-WSC

The three awardees of the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021 will speak at an Invited Paper Session during the ISI World Statistics Congress. The award is given to outstanding young researchers working primarily in Mathematical Statistics. 

Previous Prize Recipients

 


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During the 2016 Bernoulli World Congress in Toronto, Allan Sly was awarded the Doeblin Prize. Sara van de Geer as Bernoulli Society President added the following to accompany the awarding of the prize:

This prize is awarded to a single individual for outstanding research in the field of probability, and who is at the beginning of his or her mathematical career. The Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes has elected you as the prize winner.

You are a very broad young probabilist, with great taste for fundamental problems at the intersection between probability theory, statistics, statistical physics and theoretical computer science. You have worked on topics such as Glauber dynamics for the Ising model, random k-satisfiability, interacting particle systems, the connection between computational complexity and phase transitions. Each of these topics has witnesed fundamental progress due to your efforts.

You are 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 Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications 2017.

Then, I hereby hand over the certificate, as well as an official letter of the BS.

Congratulations!

 

The New Researcher Award is for Bernoulli Society members who are active researchers of mathematical statistics. The main goal of this award is to recognize innovative research by new researchers.

The applicants for this award were asked to submit a 3-page synopsis of their presentation, along with their CV by February 28, 2018. The response to this award call was fabulous - 34 applications were submitted many of which were very strong applications making the selection procedure extremely challenging. After evaluating each CV and synopsis, the award committee has chosen the following new researchers for the award:

Po-Ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison;

Gongjun Xu, University of Michigan;

Lingzhou Xue, Pennsylvania State University.

Each of the awardees will deliver a 30-minute talk at the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during August 18 - 23, 2019, and will receive funding from Bernoulli Society towards travel and other expenses.

Apart from the above awardees, Bernoulli Society is awarding honourable mentions to the following researchers:

Quentin Berthet, University of Cambridge;

Sebastian Engelke, University of Geneva;

Subhabrata Sen, Microsoft Research New England and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bernoulli Society would like to congratulate the above researchers and thank each and every applicant for their interest in the award.

 

Parthanil Roy, Bernoulli Youth Representative
Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India

Leonardo T. Rolla, Membership Secretary
Argentinian National Research Council and NYU-Shanghai

Our new statutes included a Publications Secretary in the composition of the Executive Committee. Following the new statutes, President Sara van de Geer, after consulting this matter with the Council, appointed Thomas Mikosch for the office, which should be confirmed at the next General Assembly.

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