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  • 2011 Statistics Prize:  Pamela Nerina Llop, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina.
    Dissertation title: "Densidades, Regresion y Clasificacion para Datos Funcionales (Densities, Regression and Classification for Functional Data)'', under direction of Liliana Forzani and Ricardo Fraiman.
  • 2011 Probability Prize:  Antonio (Tuca) Auffinger, New York University, USA.
    Dissertation title  ``Random Matrices, Complexity of Spin Glasses and Heavy Tailed Processes'', under the direction of Gerard Ben Arous.
  • 2014 Statistics Prize: Alejandro Cholaquidis, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.
    Dissertation title: "Técnicas de teoría geométrica de la medida en estimación de conjuntos  (Geometric measure techniques applied to set estimation), under direction of  Ricardo Fraiman and Antonio Cuevas.
  • 2014 Probability Prize: Julián Facundo Martínez, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
    Dissertation title: "Dynamical Gibbs-non-Gibbs transitions and Brownian percolation" under the direction of Frank den Hollander and Roberto Fernández.

  • 2012: Sourav Chatterjee, New York University
  • 2014: Grégory Miermont, ENS Lyon
  • 2016: Allan Sly, Berkeley

The Schramm Lecture is an annual, joint IMS-Bernoulli Society lecture. The Schramm lecture will be given at SPA meetings in odd years, at IMS stand-alone annual meetings in even years not divisible by 4, and at the World Congress in Probability and Statistics in years divisible by 4.

The Doob lecture is generously supported by the Illinois Journal of Mathematics, and is a joint IMS-Bernoulli Society lecture in years divisible by 4 and is given at the World Congress in those years. In other years the lecture is given at the Stochastic Processes and Applications conference, and is managed by the Bernoulli Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes (see http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/organization/ccsp).

A joint IMS-Bernoulli Society committee will select these lecturers. This committee will be chosen by the Presidents of the IMS and the Bernoulli Society, in consultation, according to the following guidelines.

  1. The selection committee will normally have as regular members, two IMS representatives and two Bernoulli Society representatives. In years when lecturers are to be chosen for the World Congress, the chair of the scientific program committee for the Congress will serve as an ex-officio member of the committee.

    In choosing representatives: The Bernoulli Society President may consider chairs of prior SPA scientific program committees or CCSP for BS representatives. The IMS President may consider members of its Special Lectures committee for its representatives. Regular committee members may serve for one to three years, but will normally be appointed for two years.

  2. Each year a new chair will be appointed from the membership of the committee. For the lectures in odd years this will be chosen by the Bernoulli Society President, and for lectures in even years it will be chosen by the IMS President. However, the Presidents of both societies will consult with one another about the selection before it is made. Apart from the first year of selection, the committee should be in place by January 1 and should preferably begin its work by March 1, two years in advance of the meeting for which a speaker is to be chosen.

  3. Once the committee has settled on the nominee for a lecturer, the name of the nominee should be transmitted in confidence to the Presidents of the Bernoulli Society and the IMS for final approval. Preferably this would be done by May 15.

  4. Once a nominee has been approved, a joint letter from the Presidents of the IMS and the Bernoulli Society will be transmitted to the chosen nominee, inviting them to deliver the lecture.

Here is a list of recent Doob Lecturers: Scott Sheffield (2016), Terence Tao (2015), Neil O’Connell (2013), Yves Le Jan (2012), Ruth Williams (2011), Gregory Lawler (2010), Ed Perkins (2009) and Marc Yor (2007).
IMS maintains a list of Schramm lecturers.

Content
- Description
- About Wolfgang Doeblin
- The Prize Committee
- Eligibility for the Prize
- Prize Article
- Sponsorship of the Prize
- Prize Lecture

The Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes is pleased to announce the approval by the Bernoulli Society Council of a new prize. The prize is to honor the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin and to recognize and promote outstanding work by researchers at the beginning of their mathematical careers in the field of Probability.

Description

The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize was founded in 2011. It is awarded bi-annually 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 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 the Doeblin Prize Lecture at a World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, or at a later Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

About Wolfgang Doeblin

Wolfgang Doeblin was born in Berlin in 1915. His family, of Jewish origin, were forced into exile and settled in Paris, where Doeblin attended the Sorbonne. From 1935, when he began work on Markov chains under Fréchet, until his death in 1940, he was occupied whenever he was able with research in Probability. In this short time he made many deep and original contributions.

From 1938, he served in the French Army and was stationed in defense of the German invasion, which came in May 1940. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for an action under enemy fire, to restore communications to his unit. Facing capture in June 1940, he took his own life.

Until the invasion, Doeblin had continued to work on mathematics. In February 1940 he sent to the Académie des Sciences de Paris a pli cacheté entitled Sur l'équation do Kolmogoroff. When finally in the year 2000 it was opened, it showed that he had understood many important ideas of modern Probability, including the potential crucial role of martingales.


The Prize Committee

The awarding of the Prize is determined by the Prize Committee. The Prize Committee membersare the Chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes, the Managing Editor(s) of Probability Theory and Related Fields, together with four further co-opted members drawn from the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes or the Editorial Board of Probability Theory and Related Fields. The co-opted members are appointed by the President of the Bernoulli Society on nomination by the Chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes, who will consult with Managing Editor(s) of Probability Theory and Related Fields.

The term of each nominated member is two years. The Prize Committee is chaired by the Chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes.

Eligibility for the Prize

The Prize is awarded for work in the field of Probability and it is awarded to a single Individual with outstanding work. It is intended for researchers at the beginning of their mathematical career.

Prize Article

The awardee of the Prize is invited to submit to Probability Theory and Related Fields a paper which, if accepted, is published as the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize Article.

Sponsorship of the Prize

The Bernoulli Society gratefully acknowledges sponsorship of the Prize by Springer, consisting of 2500 Euros.

Prize Lecture

The awardee of the Prize is invited to present a Doeblin Prize Lecture in the next World Congress of the Bernoulli Society or the next Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, whichever happens first. The Bernoulli Society will sponsor the participation of the speaker in the corresponding World Congress or SPA Conference.

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