David H. Blackwell passed away in Berkeley, California, on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the age of 91. Professor Blackwell was the second president of the Bernoulli Society. Throughout his academic career he was a most distinguished teacher and researcher. He did fundamental work in game theory, Bayesian inference and information theory. He is an author of the classic book Theory of Games and Statistical Decision. He had appointments in both the Mathematics and Statistics departments of the University of California at Berkeley, where he became Emeritus Professor in 1989.
Prof. Vidmantas Kastytis Bentkus
Vidmantas Kastytis Bentkus, the head of the Mathematical Statistics Department in the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, died on June 3, 2010, from a heart attack at the age of 60. The last 15 years he was working on finding an optimal and most precise form of inequalities for sums of independent random variables.
Prof. Lester Dubins
Professor Lester Dubins passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at the age of 89. A distinguished probabilist, Professor Dubins was an Emeritus Professor of the University of Califormia at Berkeley. He is the author of the classical How to Gamble if You Must (with L.J. Savage), and many fundamental research articles in probability and geometry. Obituray for Lester Eli Dubins by David Gilat, Ted Hill and Bill Sudderth.
Prof. Miguel Angel Arcones
Miguel Angel Arcones Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Binghamton University, died on December 30, 2009. Obituray for Miguel Angel Arcones by Evarist Giné, David Mason, Francisco Samaniego and Anton Schick.
Prof. Erich L. Lehmann
Sad news for our community. Erich L. Lehmann died on 12 September 2009. He was a Professor Emeritus of the University of California at Berkeley who made fundamental contributions to the theory of statistics. He was known to be a great mentor to young researchers in statistics. Erich L. Lehmann leaves a legacy of outstanding contributions to research, teaching and professional service recognized the world over. Obituray for Erich Lehmann by his family and Peter Bickel.
Prof. Kiyosi Ito
A sad news for our community. Professor Kiyosi Ito passed away in November 2008. See the article "Kiyosi Itô Remembered" by Marck Yor in the Bernuolli News and see the articles about Kiyosi Itô on UNjobs.