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).
The International Statistical Institute is pleased to announce that its flagship biennial ‘World Statistics Congress 2021 - The Hague’, will be a virtual event in July 2021. In line with many other events, it is not possible to confidently plan an in-person congress. By going virtual in 2021, ISI will have the opportunity to host a more inclusive conference than ever before. It will allow us to have the widest ever participation, reaching out to a greater range of current and potential members who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend an international conference. In addition to not incurring travel and accommodation costs, there is a positive environmental impact with a substantially lower carbon footprint. We hope to see a large number of first time participants, including many from developing countries: capacity building will continue to be an important part of this conference. Some aspects of next year’s event will differ from previous WSCs, but we are working to provide ample opportunities for virtual networking along with a rich scientific program. We are confident it will be a unique and professionally enriching experience for all participants. Holding a WSC in 2021 as planned will maintain the continuity of WSCs which began in 1887. There will still be a strong link with The Hague, the original venue, in the virtual conference. The ISI will take the opportunity to develop new formats and harness new technology to modernise our meeting. Further details, including a call for papers will be announced in due course.
The ISI is also pleased to announce that the World Statistics Congress 2023 will be held in Ottawa, Canada. The Congress will be held from 15 to 20 July, in the Shaw Centre, in the heart of the city. The venue was chosen after competitive bids from a number of venues in Canada were assessed. We are grateful to the Statistical Society of Canada and to Statistics Canada for their support. We are confident that the Congress will build on the experience of WSC 2021 and will be able to include a virtual element. We look forward to meeting up with colleagues and friends again in Canada! ISI Executive Committee July 20, 2020
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
Bernoulli-IMS One World Symposium 2020
Join the Bernoulli Society and IMS for the first-ever Bernoulli-IMS One World Symposium 2020, August 24-28, 2020! The meeting will be virtual with many new experimental features. Participation at the symposium is FREE, registration is mandatory to get the passwords for the zoom sessions.
Live talks by plenary speakers include Emmanuel Candes, Martin Hairer, Kerrie Mengersen and Wendelin Werner. The symposium will also include live talks by early career speakers, prerecorded 10-minute talks with discussion sessions, posters, experimental interactive events, and problem sessions. Topics from probability and mathematical statistics are arranged in 23 sessions (with 23 zoom rooms) to which all researchers are warmly invited to contribute and discuss their original research results. Live talks will be set at times to reach the most time zones. Accessible to Everyone from Everywhere!
Bernoulli Society and Royal Statistical Society David G. Kendall Award for Young Researchers
This biennial joint BS and RSS Award aims to recognize excellent research in Mathematical Statistics and in Probability Theory. The Award is in honor of David G. Kendall, who was the first president of the Bernoulli Society, and was awarded the Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981) of the RSS. Nominees should be researchers with significant achievements and great potential in their research field.
Eligible candidates are excellent young researchers who:
are working in probability or mathematical statistics
are members of either the BS or the RSS
are within 8 years from getting the PhD to the year when the assessment occurs (An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the PhD, such as parenthood)
The award should be used to cover the expenses of attendance at a BS or an RSS conference.
Nominations should be communicated to the Award Committee and be signed by two members of the BS or the RSS. They must include the name, affiliation, and brief curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) of the nominee, a statement of no more than 100 words summarizing the case for nomination, a list of the best 3 articles, and a review of no more than 2 pages of the nominee's research contributions.
The award alternates between the two subjects. Every 4 years the award will be made to a young researcher in Mathematical Statistics and every 4 years to a young researcher in Probability Theory.
The award consists of the prize amount of 2000€ together with an award certificate.
The Award Lecture will be given at a major BS conference (typically the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress or the ISI WSC) or an RSS conference (as specified by the applicant).
The Kendall Prize Committee
A joint BS-RSS committee will select the winner. This committee will be proposed by BS (2) and RSS (2) Presidents after consultation with the Youth Representatives and the Executive Committees of the two societies.
About David G. Kendall
This award honours the memory of David George Kendall (1918-2007). As noted in the history of the Bernoulli Society, Kendall played a key rôle in founding the Bernoulli Society in 1975, and was its initial president; his personal account of this time may be found in the first Bernoulli Journal issue. Kendall was also a committed and distinguished member of the Royal Statistical Society, holding the Guy Medal in Silver (1955) and in Gold (1981), and presenting five read papers over the course of his career. He was always eager to encourage younger colleagues, and particularly to urge them to travel and make contacts and friendships across the scientific world. For this reason we are confident that he would have been delighted to see awards in his name, designed to encourage and to enable young probabilists and statisticians to participate actively in the international meetings which are so important in the life of our subject.
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.