The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years. 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 biannually to an outstanding statistical scientist in early or mid-career 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.
In any year in which the award is due, the prize will not be awarded unless the set of all nominations includes candidates from both genders.
The award consists of the prize amount of 2500€ together with an award certificate.
The awardee will be invited to present a talk at a following Bernoulli World Congress, Bernoulli-sponsored major conference, or ISI World Statistics Congress.
Call for Nominations
The Prize Committee
The awarding of the prize is determined by the Newbold Prize Committee, a three-person committee of members of the Bernoulli Society. The Newbold Prize Committee members are appointed by the President for a term of six years, with one member rotating off the committee each two years. The first Newbold Prize Committee members will have terms of six, four and two years, respectively. No member shall serve for more than eight years. The Chair of the Prize Committee is appointed by the President.
About Ethel Newbold
Ethel May Newbold (1882 – 1933) was an English statistician and the first woman to be awarded the Guy Medal in Silver by the Royal Statistical Society, in 1928. During her short academic career (1921 – 1930) she published 17 papers in statistics and subject matter journals.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Cambridge University, she taught school for two years, and then worked for the Ministry of Munitions from 1919 – 1929, which is where her interest in statistics developed. She obtained her MSc and PhD from the University of London in 1926 and 1929, respectively.
Most of her published work was undertaken when she was a member of the National Institute of Medical Research, as the member of a committee appointed by the Medical Research Council to co-ordinate and supervise medical and industrial statistical inquiries. The Guy Medal was awarded for her paper “Practical applications of statistics of repeated events, particularly to industrial accidents” (Newbold, 1927), which was the first to give a theoretical treatment of compound Poisson distributions, for the analysis of accident data in industry.
This information is abstracted from her obituary (Greenwood, 1933).
Nominations for the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society
According to the statutes of the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, eight of the sixteen members will step down by the end of 2020. In addition, one member is stepping down early for personal reasons. As a result, nine new members need to be elected for a four-year term starting on Jan 1st 2021.
The European Regional Committee nominates the following candidates:
Axel Bücher, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Mathias Drton, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Sebastian Engelke, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anne-Laure Fougères, University of Lyon, France
Pauliina Ilmonen, Aalto University, Finland
Sonia Petrone, Bocconi University, Italy
Rajen Shah, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Lukas Steinberger, University of Vienna, Austria
Botond Szabó, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Marloes Maathuis Zurich
IMS-APRM in Melbourne, Australia
The sixth Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting (IMS-APRM) will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 5 to 8 January 2021. It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and the Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world.
The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications. The program will include:
• Plenary Lectures presented by world-renowned scientists in statistics and probability • Distinguished Lectures delivered by leading specialists • Invited Paper sessions • Contributed talks and posters
Invited Session Proposals are now being considered. The Scientific Program Committee will consider proposals for Invited Paper sessions. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please do so online by 10 February 2020 here.
Each Invited Paper session will consist of four speakers and one chair, with each speaker having 25 minutes. The proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee on a competitive basis. The proposers will be notified of the session selection before the end of March 2020.
The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2021. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 in The Hague, and will receive a funding up to 1000€ to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work.
Eligible candidates are active researchers in Mathematical Statistics who obtained the PhD degree on or after March 1st, 2015, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. Female candidates get 1 extra year for each child born since receiving the PhD.
The 3rd Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article was awarded to Alexei Borodin and Leonid Petrov for the article Integrable probability: From representation theory to Macdonald processes. Probability Surveys, v.11:1-58, 2014.
Call for Nominations Sought for 2020 COPSS Awards
The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies invites nominations for
Fisher Award and Lecture;
Scott Award and Lecture.
The deadline for nominations of all three awards is December 15, 2019.
The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability welcomes nominations for the 2020 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.
The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, which was founded in 2011 and is generously sponsored by Springer, is awarded biannually to a single individual who is in the beginning of his or her mathematical career, for outstanding research in the field of probability theory. 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 in the Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (to be held in Seoul National University, South Korea, on August 17-21, 2020), or at a later Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.
Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2020
The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the New Researcher Award 2020. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics 2020, and will receive a funding up to 1000€ to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work.
Eligible candidates are active researchers in Probability Theory who obtained the PhD degree on or after Jan 1st 2014 and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. Female candidates get 1 extra year for each child born since receiving the PhD.
The New Researcher Award is for Bernoulli Society members who are active researchers of mathematical statistics. The main goal of this award is to recognize innovative research by new researchers.
The applicants for this award were asked to submit a 3-page synopsis of their presentation, along with their CV by February 28, 2018. The response to this award call was fabulous - 34 applications were submitted many of which were very strong applications making the selection procedure extremely challenging. After evaluating each CV and synopsis, the award committee has chosen the following new researchers for the award:
Po-Ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gongjun Xu, University of Michigan
Lingzhou Xue, Pennsylvania State University
Each of the awardees will deliver a 30-minute talk at the 62nd ISI-WSC to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during August 18 - 23, 2019, and will receive funding from Bernoulli Society towards travel and other expenses.
Apart from the above awardees, Bernoulli Society is awarding honourable mentions to the following researchers:
Quentin Berthet, University of Cambridge
Sebastian Engelke, University of Geneva
Subhabrata Sen, Microsoft Research New England and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bernoulli Society would like to congratulate the above researchers and thank each and every applicant for their interest in the award.
Parthanil Roy, Bernoulli Youth Representative Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
Leonardo T. Rolla, Membership Secretary Argentinian National Research Council and NYU-Shanghai
Website for the Centennial of Kiyosi Itô
2015 is the centennial of the birth of Kiyosi Itô. To celebrate this anniversary, the Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) and RIMS, Kyoto University have created the following special website:
This website contains open access to unpublished lecture notes by Kiyosi Itô, the collection of papers dedicated to Itô on his 80th birthday, and a list of Itô’s works and links to his papers. The website will also announce information about events related to the centennial.
Tadahisa Funaki (President of MSJ) and Takashi Kumagai (RIMS, Kyoto) on behalf of the committee for Itô’s centennial projects