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.
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.