General Announcement

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. 

Description

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 Bernoulli Society’s Newbold Prize Committee invites nominations for the fourth Ethel Newbold Prize. Each nomination should include a letter outlining the case in support of the nominee, along with a curriculum vitae. Nominations as well as any inquiries about the award should be sent to Jon Wellner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for accepting nominations is 30 November 2020. The prize winner will be selected in Spring 2021.

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).

Greenwood, M. (1933). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society96, No. 2, 354 – 357.http://www.jstor.org/stable/2341811

Newbold, E. M. (1927). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society90, No 3, 487 – 547.http://www.jstor.org/stable/2341203

The Newbold Prize Committee

Jon A. Wellner (until 12/2021) - chair

Gesine Reinert (until 12/2023)

Adrien Roellin (until 12/2025)


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

A group of at least five European members of the Bernoulli Society can nominate further candidates. Additional nominations should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including documentation of the support of the five nominating members and of the willingness of the nominees to serve on the committee. Additional nominations will force an election among European members of the Bernoulli Society. If no further nominations are received by Friday December 10th 2020, the nine candidates listed above will be declared elected.

Marloes Maathuis
Zurich


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.

Conference website.


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.

Candidates should apply through the web form https://forms.gle/6GPPnU6FP59vJ9ev6 and send the required documents to the e-mail address indicated there.

Deadline: March 1st, 2020


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.


The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies invites nominations for

  • Presidents’ Award;
  • Fisher Award and Lecture;
  • Scott Award and Lecture.

The deadline for nominations of all three awards is December 15, 2019.

The call for nominations can be found at https://community.amstat.org/copss/awards/nominations


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 Springeris 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.

More information about the Wolfgang Doeblin prize and past awardees can be viewed at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes/

Each nomination should offer a brief but adequate case of support and should be sent by December 30, 2019, to the chair of the prize committee at the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject heading: Doeblin Prize 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.

Candidates should apply through the web form https://goo.gl/forms/v8zDJaFUKj5IGEG73 and send the required documents to the e-mail address indicated there.

Deadline: April 10th, 2019

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


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:

http://mathsoc.jp/meeting/ito100/index.html

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


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