New chairs of standing committees and Council members

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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

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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

SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics

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We are pleased to announce the series SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics. Published by Srpinger 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

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

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We are pleased to announce the named lectures for the 9th World Congress of Probability and Statistics. 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)

New membership structure for Bernoulli Society

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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

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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 bids for European Meeting of Statisticians in 2019

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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

Evarist Giné-Masdéu passed away on the 13th of March in Hartford, Connecticut. He has been a main contributor and co-creator of several branches of modern probability theory that have been profoundly influential, in particular in statistics and learning theory. Evarist was made a fellow of the IMS in 1984, elected member of the ISI in 1991, became a corresponding member of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in 1996, and gave a Medallion lecture at the 2004 world congress of the Bernoulli society in Barcelona. A conference was held on the occasion of Evarist’s 70th birthday in June 2014 in Cambridge, UK, to honour his mathematical achievements. The great respect and admiration for his mathematics and his great personality were shared by the many friends and colleagues. That Evarist is gone leaves a great emptiness in the mathematical community. For those who knew him personally and worked with him, he will always remain a great friend with whom they spent endless hours talking mathematics at the board or in his warm and hospitable house.http://bulletin.imstat.org/2015/05/obituary-evarist-gine-masdeu-1944-2015/

Wolfgang Doeblin Prize for Outstanding Research in Probability

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The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the third Wolfgang Doeblin Prize 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://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes?id=158