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The Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the Ethel Newbold Prize. The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years, next time in spring 2017. The name of the prize recognizes a historically important role of women in statistics. The prize itself is for excellence in statistics without reference to the gender of the recipient. The Ethel Newbold Prize is generously supported by Wiley.

The Ethel Newbold Prize is to be awarded to an outstanding statistical scientist for a body of work that represents excellence in research in mathematical statistics and/or excellence in research that links developments in a substantive field to new advances in statistics.

The prize will be awarded at a following Bernoulli World Congress, Bernoulli-sponsored major conference, or ISI World Statistics Congress. The awardee will also be invited to present a talk at one of these conferences.

Deadline for nominations: November 30.

The venue and the dates for the 10th IMS-BS World Congress in Probability and Statistics are now determined. It will be held in Seoul National University, South Korea, on August 17-21, 2020.

The congress is the latest in a series organized jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Held every four years, the Congress 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.

Previous congresses have been held in Toronto (2016), Istanbul (2012), Singapore (2008), Barcelona (2004), Guanajuato (2000), Vienna (1996), Chapel Hill (1994), Uppsala (1990), and Tashkent (1986).

During the 2016 Bernoulli World Congress in Toronto, Allan Sly was awarded the Doeblin Prize. The prize is sponsored by Springer. 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.


The Bernoulli Society Reception for Young Researchers took place on July 12th at the Prenup Pub in Toronto.Below are a few pictures from the event.




If you are interested in joining the Bernoulli Society, please have a look at this flyer (pdf) 

The Short Course Committee for the 2017 World Statistics Congress (SCC-2017) in Marrakech, Morocco has been appointed. The SCC-2017 has been asked to develop a short course programme to serve the diverse needs of participants at the WSC. The SCC-2017 is inviting the members of the ISI and its Associations to submit proposals for short courses.

The ISI views the short course programme as an important part of its statistical capacity building activities. Therefore, courses aimed at the development of statistical capacity of participants, including young statisticians and those in the local region, are especially welcome. The proposals received from members and other sources will be reviewed by the SCC-2017, which will develop the short course programme for WSC 2017 and submit it to the Executive Committee of the ISI for approval. 

Further information can be found here.

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, 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 MilĂȘnio, CIMAT, IMS and the Bernoulli Society.

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.

The last General Assembly has approved new statutes for the Bernoulli Society, available at

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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