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Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 25

June 2016

Contents:
- GENERAL NEWS
- EVENTS
- JOB OFFERS
- RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Leonardo T. Rolla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See http://goo.gl/G9AOgl for the deadlines.

GENERAL NEWS

* Bernoulli Society General Assembly in Toronto

The Bernoulli Society General Assembly will meet during the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, on Tuesday July 12, at 12:45-13:45, in the Medical Sciences Auditorium, Toronto. Lunch will not to be provided. The Bernoulli Council, composed by the current Council Members and the Executive Committee, will meet on Monday July 11, 12:45-13:45 in Room 210 of the Fields Institute.

* ALEA now a co-sponsored publication by the Bernoulli Society

ALEA, the Latin American Journal of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, publishes research articles in probability theory, stochastic processes, mathematical statistics, and their applications. It publishes also review articles of subjects which developed considerably in recent years. All articles submitted go through a rigorous refereeing process by peers and are published immediately after accepted. It is an electronic journal which provides open access to all of its content. It is supported by IMPA, Instituto do Milênio, CIMAT, IMS and the Bernoulli Society. http://goo.gl/wqmM7W

EVENTS

- Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* Pre-World Congress Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability, Toronto, July 07-08

This two-day event has one day dedicated to academic talks and a short course on big data and is open to all who wish to attend. The second day is a series of talks focused on career development.

Registration now open. http://goo.gl/4S799E

* 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, July 11-15

The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, it is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased.

Confirmed plenary speakers: David Brillinger (Tukey Lecture), Vanessa Didelez (IMS Medallion Lecture), Arnaud Doucet (IMS Medallion Lecture), Sara van de Geer (Wald Lecture), Christina Goldschmidt (IMS Medallion Lecture), Frank den Hollander (IMS Medallion Lecture), Valerie Isham (Bernoulli Lecture), Servet Martínez (Levy Lecture), Pierre del Moral (IMS Medallion Lecture), Byeong Park (Laplace Lecture), Scott Sheffield (Doob Lecture), Ruth Williams (Kolmogorov Lecture), Bin Yu (Rietz Lecture), Ofer Zeitouni (Schramm Lecture).

Registration now open. https://goo.gl/YdjeOu

* XIV Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, San José, Costa Rica, December 05-09

The Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics is the main event in probability and statistics in the region, having been held roughly every two or three years for almost 30 years. It is organized under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the Latin-American Society on Probability and Mathematical Statistics. The series of CLAPEMs has greatly contributed to the development of probability and statistics in Latin America by promoting regional cooperation, increasing the scholarly level of the research work in the region, facilitating the collaboration between Latin American researchers and colleagues from the rest of the world.

Invited speakers: Graciela Boente, Alexei Borodin, Pietro Caputo, Rick Durrett, Onésimo Hernández, Jean-Michel Loubes, Eric Moulines, Susan Murphy, David Nualart, Gavin Shaddick, Barry Simon.

Deadline for early-bird registration: July 15. http://goo.gl/5tI90L

- Other events

* 26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, Copenhagen, June 27-30

The biannual NORDSTAT conference is organized under the auspices of the Nordic and Baltic statistical societies. This year the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics is organizing the meeting at the North Campus of University of Copenhagen. The invited sessions cover statistical theory and methodology, probability theory and applications to e.g. city planning, demography and forensics. All participants are encouraged to contribute to the poster session with preceding flash talks.

Plenary speakers: Ingrid Glad, Marloes Matthuis, Richard Samworth, Jonathan Tawn, Arnaud Doucet, Jonathan Taylor and David Lando. http://goo.gl/4q2wO6

* XX Brazilian School of Probability, São Carlos, July 04-09

The year 2016 marks the twentieth edition of the Brazilian School of Probability. Over the years, the EBP series has been instrumental in shaping the directions and interests of Brazilian probabilists, and has contributed to the vigorous growth of our area in the country. Strong international participation has been both a major cause and a positive consequence of these developments. The same is true about the continued support EBP has received from funding agencies and major academic institutions in Brazil.

Minicourses: Sebastien Bubeck and Serguei Popov. Plenary speakers: Ricardo Fraiman, Simon Griffiths, Marcelo Hilário, Servet Martínez, Pierre Nolin, Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, Alexandre Simas. http://goo.gl/GfJ3Kp

JOB OFFERS

Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of public calls for applications may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor.

* Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The Department of Statistics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, announces the opening of two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning March, 2017. Annual salary will be around $40,300. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Statistics, Actuarial Science, or a related field and exhibit experience in both research and teaching.

Deadline: September 30. http://goo.gl/iXyKFg

* Postdoctorate, University of Michigan

Postdoctoral fellow in the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group led by Dr. Susan Murphy. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in multistage decision making with a focus on mobile health.

Deadline: July 01. https://goo.gl/Pb19Yz

RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg

* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, and ALEA.

* Bernoulli News

Latest issue at http://goo.gl/nRDPYo


Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 24

April 2016

Contents:
- GENERAL NEWS
- EVENTS
- JOB OFFERS
- RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Leonardo T. Rolla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See
http://goo.gl/G9AOgl for the deadlines.

GENERAL NEWS

* Membership renewal for 2016

We remind all our members that it is never too late to renew your annual Bernoulli Society membership. You can submit your renewal form by visiting http://goo.gl/tL9en8 . We would also like to encourage you to diffuse information about special offers and fee reductions available to prospective new members as PhD students, postdocs and career-young researchers.

EVENTS

- Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* Frontier Probability Days 2016, Salt Lake City, May 09-11

The “Frontier Probability Days 2016” is a regional workshop taking place at the University of Utah. Its purpose is to bring together mathematicians, both regionally and globally, who have an interest in probability and its applications. It aims to complement other regional conferences in Probability that are held annually elsewhere in the US. Plenary speakers: Alan Hammond, Kay Kirkpatrick, Tai Melcher, Soumik Pal, Sebastien Roch, Eric Vanden Eijnden, Bálint Virág.

Deadline for registration and proposal of short talks: April 24. http://goo.gl/Mc9nVU

* 4th Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Hong Kong, June 27-30

The fourth meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics meeting series, IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, will take place in Hong Kong during June 27-30, 2016. It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world.

Deadline for early-bird registration: April 15. http://goo.gl/yZvgNA

* Pre-World Congress Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability, Toronto, July 07-08

This two-day event has one day dedicated to academic talks and a short course on big data and is open to all who wish to attend. The second day is a series of talks focused on career development.

Deadline for financial support application: April 08. http://goo.gl/4S799E

* 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, July 11-15

The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, it is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased.

Confirmed plenary speakers: David Brillinger (Tukey Lecture), Vanessa Didelez (IMS Medallion Lecture), Arnaud Doucet (IMS Medallion Lecture), Sara van de Geer (Wald Lecture), Christina Goldschmidt (IMS Medallion Lecture), Frank den Hollander (IMS Medallion Lecture), Valerie Isham (Bernoulli Lecture), Servet Martínez (Levy Lecture), Pierre del Moral (IMS Medallion Lecture), Byeong Park (Laplace Lecture), Scott Sheffield (Doob Lecture), Ruth Williams (Kolmogorov Lecture), Bin Yu (Rietz Lecture), Ofer Zeitouni (Schramm Lecture).

Deadline for abstract submission: April 22. https://goo.gl/YdjeOu

* XIV Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, San José, Costa Rica, December 05-09

The Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics is the main event in probability and statistics in the region, having been held roughly every two or three years for almost 30 years. It is organized under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the Latin-American Society on Probability and Mathematical Statistics. The series of CLAPEMs has greatly contributed to the development of probability and statistics in Latin America by promoting regional cooperation, increasing the scholarly level of the research work in the region, facilitating the collaboration between Latin American researchers and colleagues from the rest of the world.

Invited speakers: Graciela Boente, Alexei Borodin, Pietro Caputo, Rick Durrett, Onésimo Hernández, Jean-Michel Loubes, Eric Moulines, Susan Murphy, David Nualart, Gavin Shaddick, Barry Simon.

Deadline for early-bird registration: July 15. http://goo.gl/5tI90L

- Other events

* 12th Conference on Stochastic Networks, San Diego, June 20-24

This week-long event continues a tradition that was started in 1987 and has now become a biennial event. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers who share an interest in stochastic network models, to survey recent developments, and to identify future research directions.

Speakers: Emmanuel Abbe, Anima Anandkumar, Rami Atar, Francois Baccelli, Maury Bramson, Guy Bresler, Fan Chung Graham, Jim Dai, Itai Gurvich, Weining Kang, Tom Kurtz, Mark Lewis, Yi Lu, Siva Maguluri, Laurent Massoulie, Angelia Nedich, Kavita Ramanan, Philippe Robert, Neil Walton, Galit Yom Tov, Bert Zwart. http://goo.gl/OqWuAC

* 26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, Copenhagen, June 27-30

The bienniel NORDSTAT conference is organized under the auspices of the Nordic and Baltic statistical societies. This year the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics is organizing the meeting at the North Campus of University of Copenhagen. The invited sessions cover statistical theory and methodology, probability theory and applications to e.g. city planning, demography and forensics. All participants are encouraged to contribute to the poster session with preceding flash talks.

Plenary speakers: Ingrid Glad, Marloes Matthuis, Richard Samworth, Jonathan Tawn, Arnaud Doucet, Jonathan Taylor and David Lando.

Deadline for early-bird registration: April 11. http://goo.gl/4q2wO6

* XX Brazilian School of Probability, São Carlos, July 04-09

The year 2016 marks the twentieth edition of the Brazilian School of Probability. Over the years, the EBP series has been instrumental in shaping the directions and interests of Brazilian probabilists, and has contributed to the vigorous growth of our area in the country. Strong international participation has been both a major cause and a positive consequence of these developments. The same is true about the continued support EBP has received from funding agencies and major academic institutions in Brazil.

Minicourses: Sebastien Bubeck and Serguei Popov.

Deadline for financial support and contributed talks or posters: May 01. http://goo.gl/GfJ3Kp

* 4th International Workshop on Functional and Operatorial Statistics, A Coruña, June 15-17, 2017

The purpose of the series of workshops called International Workshop on Functional and Operatorial Statistics is to highlight the major trends in different areas of functional statistics through the exchange of ideas and the promotion of collaboration between researchers from different countries. It aims at contributing to future developments of such areas. http://goo.gl/ECcx4J

JOB OFFERS

Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of public calls for applications may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor.

* Full and Associate Professor, University of London

The Department of Statistics of the London School of Economics is seeking to make a senior appointment in the field of Data Science. An enthusiastic individual is sought for this unique opportunity to take a key role in developing the data science dimension of a distinguished statistics department and to participate in collaborative activities addressing exciting data science challenges across one of the world’s foremost social science universities.

Deadline: April 17. https://goo.gl/zh4fxI

* Instructorships in Mathematics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The School of Basic Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne invites applications for several full-time instructorships in mathematics, starting from 1 September 2016 or later. The term of the position is two years, with the possibility of extension for another two years. EPFL salaries for instructors are highly competitive. In addition, instructors receive substantial yearly budget for travel expenses and other expenditures.

Deadline: April 30. https://goo.gl/7OuLP0

* Postdoctorate, University of Michigan

Postdoctoral fellow in the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group led by Dr. Susan Murphy. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in multistage decision making with a focus on mobile health.

Deadline: July 01. https://goo.gl/Pb19Yz

RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg

* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys and Statistics Surveys, as well as International Statistical Review.

* Bernoulli News

Latest issue at http://goo.gl/nRDPYo

Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 22

November 2015

1. GENERAL NEWS
2. PRIZES
3. EVENTS
4. JOB OFFERS
5. RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Leonardo T. Rolla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 30.

1. GENERAL NEWS

* New membership structure for Bernoulli Society

The Bernoulli Society is introducing new membership structure which will replace the current one from year 2016. The new membership categories include:
- Regular Member: members from developed countries;
- Reduced Rate Member: members from developing countries, first two years of postdoc, retired members, couple members;
- First Year Member: first year membership for regular members;
- Joint Member: BS-IMS and BS-IMS-ISI members;
- Student Member: free membership for PhD students;
- Life Member.

* Named lectures for the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics

We are pleased to announce the named lectures for the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics. See also “Events” further below. The main plenary speakers are:
- Sara van de Geer (Wald Lecture)
- Bin Yu (Rietz Lecture)
- Scott Sheffield (Doob Lecture)
- Ofer Zeitouni (Schramm Lecture)
- Byeong Park (Laplace Lecture)
- Valerie Isham (Bernoulli Lecture)
- Ruth Williams (Kolmogorov Lecture)
- Servet Martinez (Levy Lecture)
- David Brillinger (Tukey Lecture)
- Frank den Hollander (IMS Medallion Lecture)
- Vanessa Didelez (IMS Medallion Lecture)
- Christina Goldschmidt (IMS Medallion Lecture)
- Arnaud Doucet (IMS Medallion Lecture)
- Pierre del Moral (IMS Medallion Lecture)

* SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics

We are pleased to announce the series SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics. Published by Springer under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society, SpringerBriefs present concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications across a wide spectrum of fields. M. Podolskij is serving as Editor-in-chief, and N. Gantert, R. Nickl, S. Péché, G. Reinert, M. Rosenbaum, and W.B. Wu as Series Editors. http://goo.gl/UXOggy

* Call for bids for European Meeting of Statisticians in 2019

The European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society invites bids to host the European Meeting of Statisticians in 2019. Each bid should be set to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 31. http://goo.gl/21XohK

2. PRIZES

* Call for nominations for Doeblin Prize

The Bernoulli Society welcomes nominations for the third Wolfgang Doeblin Prize for Outstanding Research in Probability, to be awarded at the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto 2016. 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 November 30.

Founded in 2011, the prize is awarded bi-annually to a single individual for outstanding research in the field of probability theory, and who is at the beginning of their mathematical career. http://goo.gl/gAtuUf

3. EVENTS

3.1 - Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* UK Easter Probability Meeting 2016, Lancaster, April 04-08

The UK Easter Probability Meeting is a long-standing tradition and is used to bring together the UK probability community. The aim is to discuss recent developments, to speak about future research and also to give PhD students an opportunity to become part of the UK probability community.

Minicourses: Alice Guionnet, Michel Ledoux, Jason Miller, Vladas Sidoravicius. Confirmed speakers: Dmitry Belyaev, Noam Berger, Natasha Blitvic Erwin Bolthausen, Jon Keating, Kay Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Meckes, Anatoly Vershik, Fredrik Viklund.

Registration now open. http://goo.gl/RdseLR

* 4th Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Hong Kong, June 27-30

The fourth meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics meeting series, IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, will take place in Hong Kong during June 27-30, 2016. It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world.

Deadline for session proposals: November 20. http://goo.gl/yZvgNA

* 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, July 11-15

The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, the it is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased.

Confirmed plenary speakers: David Brillinger (Tukey Lecture), Vanessa Didelez (IMS Medallion Lecture), Arnaud Doucet (IMS Medallion Lecture), Sara van de Geer (Wald Lecture), Christina Goldschmidt (IMS Medallion Lecture), Frank den Hollander (IMS Medallion Lecture), Valerie Isham (Bernoulli Lecture), Servet Martínez (Levy Lecture), Pierre del Moral (IMS Medallion Lecture), Byeong Park (Laplace Lecture), Scott Sheffield (Doob Lecture), Ruth Williams (Kolmogorov Lecture), Bin Yu (Rietz Lecture), Ofer Zeitouni (Schramm Lecture). http://goo.gl/YdjeOu

* 61st World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, July 16-21, 2017

The Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee, Fabrizio Ruggeri, and the Chair of the Local Programme Committee, Mohamed Taamouti, invite the statistical community to present proposals for the Invited Paper Sessions and Special Topic Sessions.

Deadline for proposing an Invited Paper Session: February 15. http://goo.gl/W0p6IX

3.2 - Other events

* 21st Intl Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Queensland, November 29 - December 04

The Biannual MODSIM2015 congress of the Modelling and Simulations Society of Australia and New Zealand is to be held with the theme “partnering with industry and the community for innovation and impact through modelling”. Expressions of Interest should include a title and summary for those who intend to submit a full paper or extended abstract for presentation at the conference. List of sessions available at the webpage. http://goo.gl/Ddy8q2

* 9th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC, Singapore, December 17-19

The IASC-ARS conference is the main conference organized by the Asian Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing. It is organized every two to four years for attendees to exchange and learn about the latest information in Statistical Computing with applications. The conference topic for 2015 is “Statistical Computing: Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data Era”. http://goo.gl/5ut65t

* 12th German Probability and Statistics Days, Bochum, March 01-04

The DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik organizes jointly with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum the 12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 Bochumer Stochastik-Tage. this meeting provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of new results in the area of probability and statistics. Contributed talks will be given in 12 sections devoted to specific topics; the highlight of each section will be one invited main talk.

Plenary speakers: Sandrine Dudoit, Laszlo Erdös, Martin Hairer, Iain Johnstone, Walter Schachermayer.

Deadline for abstract submission: November 30. http://goo.gl/oQj5ul

* 12th Conference on Stochastic Networks, University of California, San Diego, June 20-24

This week-long event continues a tradition that was started in 1987 and has now become a biennial event. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers who share an interest in stochastic network models, to survey recent developments, and to identify future research directions.

Speakers: Emmanuel Abbe, Anima Anandkumar, Rami Atar, Francois Baccelli, Maury Bramson, Guy Bresler, Fan Chung Graham, Jim Dai, Itai Gurvich, Weining Kang, Tom Kurtz, Mark Lewis, Yi Lu, Siva Maguluri, Laurent Massoulie, Angelia Nedich, Kavita Ramanan, Philippe Robert, Neil Walton, Galit Yom Tov, Bert Zwart. http://goo.gl/OqWuAC

4. JOB OFFERS

Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of public calls for applications may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor.

* Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor (tenure-track), New York University Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for both senior and junior level appointments from candidates in disciplines of mathematical sciences. Candidates with a research record in Partial Differential Equations, Probability Theory, or the applications thereof are preferred, however exceptional candidates in all fields may be considered. The recruited faculty will also become members of a cross-disciplinary research institute, which is a collaborative entity between the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, East China Normal University and NYU Shanghai.

The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Appointments can begin as soon as September 1, 2016, with a later start date possible pending candidate availability. http://goo.gl/jkjbKc

5. RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg

* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys and Statistics Surveys, as well as International Statistical Review.

* Bernoulli News

Latest issue at http://goo.gl/nRDPYo

Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 23

February 2016

1. GENERAL NEWS
2. PRIZES
3. EVENTS
4. JOB OFFERS
5. RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Leonardo T. Rolla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See
http://goo.gl/G9AOgl for the deadlines.

1. GENERAL NEWS

* Sad news

Our former president, Peter Gavin Hall, Fellow of Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Society of London, and National Academy of Science of USA, passed away on January 9th, 2016 in Melbourne. Peter Hall has made profound contributions to Statistics as well as to Mathematics, Economics, engineering, physical science and biological science. MathSciNet lists him with 606 publications and 240 distinct co-authors. He was a very kind person, has mentored, helped and influenced many people in Statistics. Peter has also devoted much energy to the advance of Statistics discipline world-wide. https://goo.gl/n5gY6k

* New statutes

The last General Assembly has approved new statutes for the Bernoulli Society, available at http://goo.gl/i2Ndy9.

* Publications Secretary

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.

* New chairs of standing committees and Council members

We are happy to welcome Kavita Ramanan is the new chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes, and Konstantin Zuev as the new chair of the Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences. We also welcome Arup Bose, Valerie Isham, Victor Rivero, Akira Sakai, Lorenzo Zambotti and Johanna Ziegel as new Council members for the term 2015-2019.

* Call for Invited Paper Sessions at ISI World Statistics Congress 2017 Marrakech

You are warmly invited to submit a proposal for Invited Paper Sessions at the 61st ISI World Statistics Congress 2017. Each proposal should include a brief description and justification for the proposed session and a list of speakers and discussants who have agreed to participate. The selection criteria will take into account diversity, scientific quality and impact.

Deadline: February 25. Remember to indicate that your proposal is related to the Bernoulli Society. http://goo.gl/Km2xPt

2. PRIZES

* and the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize goes to...

The Prize Committee has reached a decision and chosen the awardee of the third Wolfgang Doeblin Prize. The prize will be announced during the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics in Toronto, Canada.

3. EVENTS

3.1 - Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* UK Easter Probability Meeting 2016, Lancaster, April 04-08

The UK Easter Probability Meeting is a long-standing tradition and is used to bring together the UK probability community. The aim is to discuss recent developments, to speak about future research and also to give PhD students an opportunity to become part of the UK probability community.

Minicourses: Alice Guionnet, Michel Ledoux, Jason Miller, Vladas Sidoravicius. Confirmed speakers: Dmitry Belyaev, Noam Berger, Natasha Blitvic Erwin Bolthausen, Jon Keating, Kay Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Meckes, Anatoly Vershik, Fredrik Viklund.

Deadline for registration: February 29. http://goo.gl/RdseLR

* 4th Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Hong Kong, June 27-30

The fourth meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics meeting series, IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, will take place in Hong Kong during June 27-30, 2016. It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world.

Registration now open. http://goo.gl/yZvgNA

* 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, July 11-15

The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, the it is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased.

Confirmed plenary speakers: David Brillinger (Tukey Lecture), Vanessa Didelez (IMS Medallion Lecture), Arnaud Doucet (IMS Medallion Lecture), Sara van de Geer (Wald Lecture), Christina Goldschmidt (IMS Medallion Lecture), Frank den Hollander (IMS Medallion Lecture), Valerie Isham (Bernoulli Lecture), Servet Martínez (Levy Lecture), Pierre del Moral (IMS Medallion Lecture), Byeong Park (Laplace Lecture), Scott Sheffield (Doob Lecture), Ruth Williams (Kolmogorov Lecture), Bin Yu (Rietz Lecture), Ofer Zeitouni (Schramm Lecture). https://goo.gl/YdjeOu

3.2 - Other events

* 12th German Probability and Statistics Days, Bochum, March 01-04

The DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik organizes jointly with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum the 12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 Bochumer Stochastik-Tage. this meeting provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of new results in the area of probability and statistics. Contributed talks will be given in 12 sections devoted to specific topics; the highlight of each section will be one invited main talk.

Plenary speakers: Sandrine Dudoit, Laszlo Erdös, Martin Hairer, Iain Johnstone, Walter Schachermayer. http://goo.gl/oQj5ul

* International Conference on Probability Theory and Statistical Physics, Shanghai, March 25-27

The 2016 International Conference on Probability Theory and Statistical Physics focuses on those rapidly developing areas of Probability Theory. The objective of this conference is to bring together a critical mass of international and domestic experts to discuss current research and future directions in the overlapping areas of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistical Physics.

Student Travel Awards available. http://goo.gl/LkiCWn

* 12th Conference on Stochastic Networks, San Diego, June 20-24

This week-long event continues a tradition that was started in 1987 and has now become a biennial event. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers who share an interest in stochastic network models, to survey recent developments, and to identify future research directions.

Speakers: Emmanuel Abbe, Anima Anandkumar, Rami Atar, Francois Baccelli, Maury Bramson, Guy Bresler, Fan Chung Graham, Jim Dai, Itai Gurvich, Weining Kang, Tom Kurtz, Mark Lewis, Yi Lu, Siva Maguluri, Laurent Massoulie, Angelia Nedich, Kavita Ramanan, Philippe Robert, Neil Walton, Galit Yom Tov, Bert Zwart.

Deadline for travel support application and proposal of poster presentation: February 05. http://goo.gl/OqWuAC

* 26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, Copenhagen, June 27-30

The bienniel NORDSTAT conference is organized under the auspices of the Nordic and Baltic statistical societies. This year the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics is organizing the meeting at the North Campus of University of Copenhagen. The invited sessions cover statistical theory and methodology, probability theory and applications to e.g. city planning, demography and forensics. All participants are encouraged to contribute to the poster session with preceding flash talks.

Plenary speakers: Ingrid Glad, Marloes Matthuis, Richard Samworth, Jonathan Tawn, Arnaud Doucet, Jonathan Taylor and David Lando.

Deadlines: abstract submission March 13, early-bird registration April 11. http://goo.gl/4q2wO6

4. JOB OFFERS

Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of public calls for applications may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor.

* Postdoctorate, University of Michigan

Postdoctoral fellow in the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group led by Dr. Susan Murphy. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in multi-stage decision making with a focus on mobile health.

Deadline: July 01. https://goo.gl/Pb19Yz

5. RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg

* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys and Statistics Surveys, as well as International Statistical Review.

* Bernoulli News

Latest issue at http://goo.gl/nRDPYo

Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs issue 21

September 2015

1. GENERAL NEWS
2. PRIZES
3. EVENTS
4. JOB OFFERS
5. RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Leonardo T. Rolla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 31.

1. GENERAL NEWS

* Au revoir from a Past-President

Leo Rolla has kindly given me the opportunity to write a few words for e-Briefs 21 to mark the end of my term as Bernoulli President.

It has been a great privilege to spend two years as Bernoulli President. The overwhelming impression left by this wonderful experience is, so many people work so hard for our community in various Bernoulli Society categories: thank you all! your work has been a real inspiration. Of course I remain involved for a further two years in the consulting rôle of Bernoulli Past-President; and I look forward very much to supporting the leadership of Bernoulli President Sara van de Geer and President-Elect Susan Murphy. Meanwhile it remains to say, see you all at the IMS - Bernoulli World Congress in Toronto, July 11-15, 2016, already entered in my diary and bookmarked in my web browser at http://goo.gl/YdjeOu.

With warmest best wishes, Wilfrid Kendall.

* New membership structure for Bernoulli Society

The Bernoulli Society is introducing new membership structure which will replace the current one from year 2016. The new membership categories include:
- Regular Member: members from developed countries;
- Reduced Rate Member: members from developing countries, first two years of postdoc, retired members, couple members;
- First Year Member: first year membership for regular members;
- Joint Member: BS-IMS and BS-IMS-ISI members;
- Student Member: free membership for PhD students;
- Life Member.

* Policy changes in Biometrika subscription for Bernoulli Society members

From now on, members of the Bernoulli Society can get the corresponding discounted price directly from the publisher webpage at http://goo.gl/66jf9D. Therefore, no more orders or payments should be sent to the ISI/BS office.

* Call for nominations for Doeblin Prize

The Bernoulli Society welcomes nominations for the third Wolfgang Doeblin Prize for Outstanding Research in Probability, to be awarded at the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto 2016. 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 November 30.

Founded in 2011, the prize is awarded bi-annually to a single individual for outstanding research in the field of probability theory, and who is at the beginning of their mathematical career. http://goo.gl/gAtuUf

* Call for bids for European Meeting of Statisticians in 2019

The European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society invites bids to host the European Meeting of Statisticians in 2019. Each bid should be set to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 31. http://goo.gl/21XohK

2. PRIZES

* Spinoza prize for Aad van der Vaart

Aart van der Vaart is one of the four winners of the Spinoza Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The Award of 2.5 million euros is to be used to continue his scientific research and will be given during a ceremony on 14 September. http://goo.gl/BSlC98

3. EVENTS

3.1 - Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

* UK Easter Probability Meeting 2016, Lancaster, April 04-08

The UK Easter Probability Meeting is a long-standing tradition and is used to bring together the UK probability community. The aim is to discuss recent developments, to speak about future research and also to give PhD students an opportunity to become part of the UK probability community.

Minicourses: Alice Guionnet, Michel Ledoux, Jason Miller, Vladas Sidoravicius. Confirmed speakers: Dmitry Belyaev, Noam Berger, Natasha Blitvic Erwin Bolthausen, Jon Keating, Kay Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Meckes, Anatoly Vershik, Fredrik Viklund.

Registration to open soon. http://goo.gl/RdseLR

* 4th Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Hong Kong, June 27-30

The fourth meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics meeting series, IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, will take place in Hong Kong during June 27-30, 2016. It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world.

Deadline for session proposals: October 31. http://goo.gl/yZvgNA

* 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics, Toronto, July 11-15

The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, the it is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased. It will take place in Toronto, during the week July 11-15, 2016. http://goo.gl/YdjeOu

* Pre-meeting to the WCPS for Young Researchers, Toronto, July 7-8

A meeting preceding the The 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics will be hosted at the Fields Institute and will offer special lectures for young researchers with overarching theme  "Big Data: Statistical, Computational and Mathematical Issues". Funding will be available for young researchers from developing countries to attend.

* 61st World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, July 16-21, 2017

The 61st World Statistics Congress will take place in Marrakech, during the week July 16-21, 2017. http://goo.gl/W0p6IX

* 39th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Moscow, July 24-28, 2017

The 39th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications will take place in Moscow, during the week July 24-28, 2017.

* 31st European Meeting of Statisticians, Helsinki, July 24-28, 2017

The 31st European Meeting of Statisticians will take place in Helsinki, during the week July 24-28, 2017.

3.2 - Other events

* CRiSM Workshop Models and Inference in Population Genetics, Warwick, September 14–16

The aims of this workshop are to bring together researchers at the frontiers of probability and statistical inference in population genetics. The workshop is an expanded 2nd edition of a successful one-day event organised in 2012.

Confirmed speakers: Ellen Baake, Mark Beaumont, Matthias Birkner, Jochen Blath, Maria De Iorio, Steve Evans, Bob Griffiths, Asger Hobolth, Carolin Kosiol, Noemi Kurt, Gerton Lunter, Simon Myers, Yun Song, Yee Whye Teh. http://goo.gl/8SeBvQ

* Junior Female Researchers in Probability, Berlin, October 22-23

The goal of the workshop is to offer junior female researchers in stochastics a platform to talk about their own research work and to get acquainted with important research topics presented by well-established female researchers.

Keynote Speakers: Kavita Ramanan, Nadia Sidorova. Invited Speakers: Christa Cuchiero, Hanna Döring, Zorana Grbac, Hao Wu.

Deadline for registration: September 15. http://goo.gl/gizW6C

* Analytical Methods in Statistics - AMISTAT 2015, Prague, November 10-13

The workshop is an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and to discuss topics on solved and unsolved problems of mathematical statistics, concerning the following subjects: Fisher information; parameter and function estimation; characterization problems; sufficiency, ancillarity and exponential families; generalized linear models; signal plus noise models; stochastic inequalities; asymptotics versus non-asymptotics; other related subjects of your recent interest.

Main speakers: Abram M. Kagan, Ildar Ibragimov, Hira L. Koul, Sakhanenko Aleksandr Ivanovich, Winfried Stute, Alexander Goldenshluger. No conference fee is collected, but prior registration is desired. http://goo.gl/sqHZ4E

* 21st Intl Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Queensland, November 29 - December 04

The Biannual MODSIM2015 congress of the Modelling and Simulations Society of Australia and New Zealand is to be held with the theme "partnering with industry and the community for innovation and impact through modelling". Expressions of Interest should include a title and summary for those who intend to submit a full paper or extended abstract for presentation at the conference. List of sessions available at the webpage. http://goo.gl/Ddy8q2

* 9th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC, Singapore, December 17-19

The IASC-ARS conference is the main conference organized by the Asian Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing. It is organized every two to four years for attendees to exchange and learn about the latest information in Statistical Computing with applications. The conference topic for 2015 is "Statistical Computing: Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data Era". http://goo.gl/5ut65t

* 12th German Probability and Statistics Days, Bochum, March 01-04

The DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik organizes jointly with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum the 12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 Bochumer Stochastik-Tage. this meeting provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of new results in the area of probability and statistics. Contributed talks will be given in 12 sections devoted to specific topics; the highlight of each section will be one invited main talk.

Plenary speakers: Sandrine Dudoit, Laszlo Erdös, Martin Hairer, Iain Johnstone, Walter Schachermayer.

Deadline for abstract submission: November 30. http://goo.gl/oQj5ul

4. JOB OFFERS

Job offers can range from graduate scholarships to full Professor positions, in Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and related areas. Those who are aware of public calls for applications may send a contribution directly to the e-Briefs Editor.

* Associate and Assistant Professor (tenure track), the University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, to commence on September 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. These posts are tenure-track positions with consideration for tenure during the second three-year appointment. A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Deadline: December 31. http://goo.gl/fkb3It

* Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool, at London

The Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics of the University of Liverpool is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in the area of Actuarial and Financial Mathematics based at their London campus to lead on the development, recruitment and delivery of a taught postgraduate degree programme in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics. Commencing salary around 50,000 to 62,000 GBP plus London weighting.

Deadline: September 16. http://goo.gl/spVLrk

5. RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues of official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg

* Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys and Statistics Surveys, as well as International Statistical Review.

* Bernoulli News

Latest issue at http://goo.gl/nRDPYo

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