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I hope you are keeping well.

While going through our records, I noticed that you still have to renew your ISI and/or ISI Association membership/s. Therefore, I kindly request you to renew your membership/s as soon as possible. To receive the World Statistics Congress 2021 (WSC) registration fee reduction, your membership for the year 2021 must be paid.

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International Statistical Institute

63rd ISI World Statistics Congress
11–16 July 2021

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International Statistical Review
Volume 89, Issue 1
Pages: 1-213 April 2021

Issue Information

Free Access

Issue Information
First Published: 07 April 2021

Original Articles

Enhancing Data Science Ethics Through Statistical Education and Practice
Jessica Utts
Pages: 1-17 | First Published: 18 March 2021

Open Access
Hierarchical Models for the Analysis of Likert Scales in Regression and Item Response Analysis
Gerhard Tutz
Pages: 18-35 | First Published: 21 July 2020

On Some Characteristics of Gaussian Covariance Functions
Sandra De Iaco, Donato Posa, Claudia Cappello, Sabrina Maggio
Pages: 36-53 | First Published: 21 August 2020

Open Access
On Two Existing Approaches to Statistical Analysis of Social Media Data
Martina Patone, Li‐Chun Zhang
Pages: 54-71 | First Published: 26 August 2020

Uncertainty Estimation for Pseudo‐Bayesian Inference Under Complex Sampling
Matthew R. Williams, Terrance D. Savitsky
Pages: 72-107 | First Published: 08 June 2020

Benchmarked Estimators for a Small Area Mean Under a Onefold Nested Regression Model
Marius Stefan, Michael Hidiroglou
Pages: 108-131 | First Published: 12 May 2020

A Survey of Differentially Private Regression for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
Joseph Ficek, Wei Wang, Henian Chen, Getachew Dagne, Ellen Daley
Pages: 132-147 | First Published: 27 July 2020

An Extensive Comparison of Some Well‐Established Value at Risk Methods
Wilson Calmon, Eduardo Ferioli, Davi Lettieri, Johann Soares, Adrian Pizzinga
Pages: 148-166 | First Published: 23 July 2020

Shannon’s Entropy and Its Generalisations Towards Statistical Inference in Last Seven Decades
Asok K. Nanda, Shovan Chowdhury
Pages: 167-185 | First Published: 30 March 2020

Random Effects Misspecification Can Have Severe Consequences for Random Effects Inference in Linear Mixed Models
Francis K. C. Hui, Samuel Müller, Alan H. Welsh
Pages: 186-206 | First Published: 15 April 2020

Book Reviews

Surrogates: Gaussian Process Modeling, Design, and Optimization for the Applied Sciences
Debashis Ghosh
Pages: 207-209 | First Published: 16 March 2021

Artificial Intelligence for Drug Development, Precision Medicine, and Healthcare
Frank Yoon
Pages: 209 | First Published: 08 March 2021

Exploratory Subgroup Analysis in Clinical Research
Lili Zhao
Pages: 209-210 | First Published: 05 March 2021

Statistical Machine Learning: A Unified Framework
Shuangzhe Liu
Pages: 210-212 | First Published: 11 March 2021


Free Access

Pages: 213 | First Published: 07 April 2021
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ISI WSC 2021 - Virtual          ISI

Dear {name},

Thank you for participating in the first Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress and being a part of its success. We had 1600 delegates join from 106 countries, with many first-time WSC attendees as well as a large group of young and early-career statisticians. All recorded content is available on the platform until 16 August 2021:  Virt-Us – Virtual Event Platform: Login.

In the coming months, we will be working on the online Proceedings. Delegates will receive an email when the Proceedings become available. Papers already submitted for the Proceedings will be included.
If you were not able to submit your paper, or wish to resubmit a revised version, you will receive an email in September with further information.

If you have not yet completed the feedback survey, we kindly remind you to fill it in by 30 July 23:59 CEST — you will receive a reminder email with your personal link this Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you all in Ottawa for the 64th ISI WSC.

Kind regards,

ISI WSC 2021 Team

Big thanks to our sponsors!

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Dear ISI member,

In July 2020, the Statisticians React to the News blog debuted.  Sponsored by the ISI and organized by a volunteer committee, the unique international blog seeks to provide a rarely heard statistician’s perspective on the news, with the goal of reaching a broad audience of curious individuals (not only statisticians!).  Some posts are reactions to specific news articles and others apply more generally to reading and interpreting the news.  The inaugural post provides more on the motivation for starting the blog and what we envisioned, and this one-year reflection provides a glimpse of the variety of topics and perspectives covered in the first 47 posts.  

Going into the second year, we hope to increase the breadth of our readership, welcome new contributors, and expand the editorial committee to share in the work of keeping the blog going. If you might like to write a post, know someone you think would do a great job, or are interested in volunteering in another way, don’t hesitate to reach out to the blog’s editor Megan Higgs (  We are particularly seeking volunteers from outside the U.S.  Thanks in advance and we hope you enjoy the posts!

Megan Higgs
Statisticians React to the News

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IASE          ISI

Dear IASE members,

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah…

Best regards and stay safe!

Joachim Engel
IASE President

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IASS          ISI

IASS Webinar:Targeted or lagged walk sampling for estimation of finite-order graph parameters

23 September 2021, 2.00 – 3.30 pm CET

All are invited to the webinar, organised by the International Association for Survey Statisticians, entitled

Targeted or lagged walk sampling for estimation of finite-order graph parameters

Please register at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. There will be time for questions. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the IASS and ISI web site. See below for the abstract and biography of the speakers.

Webinar Abstract

A pure random walk in a graph is a probabilistic depth-first search algorithm where, at any given time step, a move is made randomly over one of the out-edges from the current node. More generally, a walk is said to be targeted if the transition probabilities from the current node are also subject to other choices, including the possibility and manner of taking random jumps. Targeted random walk (with jumps) has applications in many fields, such as Goolge’s PageRank. Uniform and degree+1 walks are two examples of targeted walks, which involve acceptance-rejection mechanisms for the proposed moves in addition. Finally, a walk is said to be lagged, if the transition probabilities depend on not only the current node but also a given number of previous nodes, such that it is not ‘memoryless’ like either pure or targeted random walks.

Let individuals and contacts between them be the nodes and edges of a graph. Let y indicate whether a node belongs to a certain community, such as a group of pathogen carriers or a fraternal society. Let θ be the total number of triangles where all the three nodes belong the community, and let θ’ be that of the other triangles. The larger the ratio between θ and θ’ is, the higher is the transitivity among the community members compared to the overall transitivity in the graph.

Until recently, sampling theory for targeted or lagged walks in graphs has only dealt with the estimation of 1st-order (node) graph parameters, such as the mean of a y-value associated with all the nodes, but not other kinds of graph parameters such as the ratio of two triangle totals above. This talk presents a novel approach for estimating finite-order graph parameters based on targeted or lagged walk sampling.

Biography of Speaker

Li-Chun Zhang is Professor of Social Statistics at University of Southampton, Senior Researcher at Statistics Norway, and Professor of Official Statistics at University of Oslo. His research interests include finite population sampling design and coordination, finite graph sampling, sample survey estimation, non-response, measurement errors, small area estimation, index number calculations, editing and imputation, register-based statistics, statistical matching, record linkage. His involvement in research projects include the EU framework projects EURAREA, DACSEIS, RISQ and BLUE-ETS; the ESSnet projects Small Area Estimation, Data Integration and Quality of Multisource Statistics; the H2020-project InGRID-2; the ESRC-projects ADRCE, NCRM-SAE.

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TIES          ISI

How Can Data Science Best Inform Environment Policy?
A Symposium Offered by The International Environmetrics Society (TIES)
July 27th, 2021, 11:00-15:00 EDT (15:00-19:00 GMT)

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data and apply knowledge and actionable insights from data across a broad range of application domains. The field includes the area of artificial intelligence (AI), methods that enable machines to understand, learn, and make decisions and predictions based on hidden patterns in data. The study of data science integrates knowledge primarily from statistics and computer science, and application domains like environmental science. There are many challenges still facing the field as it finds its footing. One such challenge is the pressing need to de-silo science and government data gathering and modeling to ensure domain-specific expertise is available for optimizing and developing relevant and powerful methods. From the governmental point of view, this connects to the need to accelerate the delivery of evidence-based approaches and tools for fulfilment of mandates and creation of policy. 

The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) has held annual conferences since 1990 on topics connected to environmetrics: quantitative methods, monitoring, decision analysis, spatio-temporal models, and so on. One common element in these conferences is the intensive use of data sourced from national science agencies, and members of such agencies (for instance NOAA, United States; ECCC, Canada; Met Office, United Kingdom) have long been attendees. A one-day free online symposium is being offered as part of the 2021 annual meeting (also online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic) exploring the topic of Data Science and Environmental Data, especially as applied to Policy at a governmental level.

The link to the Zoom meeting information for this symposium (one link for the entire session, attendees can join at any time) is:

The password for the meeting is TIES if you are prompted. Please note that we will not be running a sign-up or attendance – if you are interested, please simply attend! We hope you can join us for this fascinating topic. 


Chair: Wesley Burr (, Associate Professor of Statistics, Trent University (Canada), TIES Outreach Committee Member

Co-Chair: Nathaniel K. Newlands (, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Government of Canada); Adjunct Professor in Geography, University of Victoria, Canada, TIES North American Regional Officer

Mailings for IAOS

IAOS          ISI

Dear IAOS Members,

The 2022 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize is now open. 

The Prize is awarded for the best paper in the field of official statistics written by a young statistician. In addition to monetary prizes, the first-place winner receives travel funds to present the paper at an international conference. Due to COVID-19, details of the conference are decided in conjunction with the winner and may include the IAOS 2022 Conference in Krakow, Poland.

I am calling on all IAOS members to promote the Prize widely within your networks, country and region.  I also encourage you to mentor a young statistician or statisticians. Submissions have been declining in number in recent years and your help in promoting the Prize would be greatly appreciated.

Information on the Prize and how to make a submission is available at

The closing date is 11 February 2022. 

Kind regards,

Misha Belkindas
IAOS President

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IASC          ISI

Dear Colleagues,

As announced in June, the IASC 2021 General Assembly (GA) will take place on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 15:00-17:00 CEST, as a virtual event. The GA will be held via the GoToMeeting platform. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the main agenda item once more will be the approval of the IASC Annual Report (including finances).

Please see below for times, virtual platform, and the final agenda (as of September 6, 2021).

I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy in these difficult times. See you virtually on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Best wishes,

Juergen Symanzik
IASC President 2019-2021

IASC General Assembly

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
15:00 – 17:00 CEST (e.g., Berlin, Germany)
[6:00-8:00 Pacific Time (e.g., Los Angeles), 9:00-11:00 Eastern Time (e.g., New York), and 22:00-0:00 JST (e.g., Tokyo)]
Virtual Meeting using GoToMeeting

Instructions for using GoToMeeting

Please follow the links below at the time of the meeting. If you haven’t used GoToMeeting recently (or never used it so far), use the second link to install a current version of it on your computer. This may take a few minutes, depending on your internet speed.

IASC General Assembly
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (CEST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 758-404-381

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

Here is a page where you can get some help related to GoToMeeting:

Final Agenda (as of September 6, 2021)

  1. Opening
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. IASC Activity Report
    • a) General
    • b) Treasurer’s Report
    • c) Membership Report
    • d) ERS
    • e) ARS
    • f) LARS
    • g) African Members Group
    • h) Data Analysis Competition 2021 & Outlook on 2022/2023
    • i) WSC 2021
    • j) DSSV 2020 & 2021 Conferences & Outlook on DSSV 2022 Conference
    • k) JDSSV
    • l) Vote on the approval of the Annual Report (including finances) [an Extended Annual IASC Report is attached]
  4. Other business
  5. Closing

For any follow-up questions, please contact IASC Scientific Secretary, Abbass Sharif (, or IASC President, Jürgen Symanzik (

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Bernoulli Society          ISI


Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 47, September 2021




For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Bojana Milošević by October 30th.


General News

The Bernoulli Society General Assembly approved new office appointment

Adam Jakubowski (Nicolaus Copernicus Univ., Torun, Poland) became the new President of the Bernoulli Society and Victor Panaretos (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) became the President-Elect. We thank previous President Claudia Klüppelberg for her dedicated work and steering of the society in the past years.

In addition, new ordinary Council Members were introduced: David Aldous (University of California, USA); Susanne Ditlevsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University, Canada); Marie-Colette van Lieshout (CWI and University of Twente, Netherlands); Rolando Rebolledo (Valparaiso University, Chile); Aad van der Vaart (TU Delft, Netherlands).

Approved were also Johan Segers (UCLouvain, Belgium) as the new Treasurer (starting from January 2022); Marcos A. Valdebenito (Adolfo Ibañez University, Chile) as the new Chair of C(PS)^2; Gerda Claeskens (KU Leuven, Belgium) as the new Chair of ERC; Juan Carlos Pardo Millán (CIMAT, Mexico) as the new Chair of LARC; Zengjing Chen (Shandong University, China) as the new Chair of EAPRC (starting from January 2022).

Call for nominations of President-Elect and Council Members

At the General Assembly of the Bernoulli Society, held online on July 8th, 2021, a Nominating Committee was established. It consists of Adam Jakubowski (President of the BS), Victor Panaretos (President-Elect, Chair), Herold Dehling, Leonardo Rolla, Christina Goldschmidt, Marcos Valdebenito, Gesine Reinert, Gerda Claeskens, Zengjing Chen, Juan Carlos Pardo Millán and Song Xi Chen (Scientific Secretary). The task of the committee is to make nominations for the office of President-Elect (2023-2025) and for ordinary Council members for the term 2023-2027. All members of the Bernoulli Society are invited to submit names of possible candidates (with basic information and the web address) to Victor Panaretos ( by December 31st, 2021.

Marloes Maathuis (ETH, Zurich) has been awarded the 2021 Ethel Newbold Prize

The Ethel Newbold Prize for excellence in statistics is awarded every 2 years. The name of the prize recognizes the 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.


Highlighted Events

Concentration Inequalities in Machine Learning

September 15, 2021

The webinar “Concentration inequality in Machine Learning” organized by the Young Researchers Committee of the Bernoulli Society will take place on September 15th at 5 pm (CEST). Selected young European researchers active in probability and machine learning will present their recent contributions. The seminar is a joint cooperation with the One World YoungStatS project.


Other Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society

22nd European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM 2021)

September 6 – 10, 2021
Athens, Greece

The European Young Statisticians Meetings is a series of conferences that is organized by and for young European statisticians, under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society. The meeting will take place online. Participation is by invitation only.

International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS)

September 20 – 24, 2021
Vienna, Austria

The conference has been an annual international conference since 2001. The aim of the conferences is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in robust statistics, data analysis and related areas. This includes theoretical and applied statisticians as well as data analysts from other fields, and leading experts as well as junior researchers and graduate students.

Frontier Probability Days (FPD’20)

December 3-5, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Frontier Probability Days is a regional workshop, now postponed to 2021 at the University of Nevada. Its purpose is to bring together mathematicians, both regionally and globally, who have an interest in probability and its applications. FPD aims to complement other regional conferences in Probability that are held annually elsewhere in the United States.

6th IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

(to be announced) 2023
Melbourne, Australia

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics APRM 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 Invited session proposals are now being considered.

Rényi 100 Conference

June 20 – 23, 2022
Budapest, Hungary

Alfréd Rényi was born on the 20th of March 1921. To celebrate this occasion, the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are organizing a high-profile conference, representing modern probability, graph theory and networks, information theory, dynamical systems, number theory and other fields in Rényi’s spirit. That is: not respecting strictly the borders between these and possibly other areas of pure and applied mathematics.

International Symposium on Nonparametric Statistics (ISNPS2022)

June 20 – 24, 2022
Paphos, Cyprus

The conference has been postponed to 2022 and it will bring forth recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics, in order to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration among researchers from all over the world, and contribute to the further development of the field. The program will include plenary talks, special invited talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters on all areas of nonparametric statistics.

42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA)

June 27 – July 1, 2022
Wuhan, China

Previously scheduled for July 2021, the conference will take place in 2022. SPA Conferences are organized under the patronage of the Bernoulli Society and can justifiably be regarded as the most important international scientific meeting on the theory and applications of stochastic processes. They are held annually except for the years when the World Congress in Probability and Statistics takes place. This iteration will be hosted by Wuhan University.

33rd European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS 2022)

July 18 – 22, 2022
Moscow, Russia

The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS), sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main statistics conference in Europe. Statisticians of all ages and from all regions will meet to exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in the broad field of statistics and probability theory. The meeting is typically held every other year.

40th Finnish summer school in Probability and Statistics

May 23-27, 2022
Lammi, Finland

The mission of the summer school is to provide one-week intensive courses on active research topics in probability and statistics, lectured by leading scholars in the field. The school is targeted primarily for doctoral students in probability, statistics, and related areas. The school is organized by the Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Stochastics and Statistics (FDNSS). It is sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and financially supported by the Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation and by the Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Helsinki DOMAST.

São Paulo Advanced Science on Singular Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and their Applications

August 2-13, 2022
Campinas, Brazil

This school, organized by Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica – IMECC/UNICAMP, is divided into two parts. In the first week there will be two introductory mini courses that lay the foundations for the courses of the second week. In the latter ones, newly developed theories and their latest developments will be taught. To round up the program there will be further invited talks, poster sessions and a visit to the LNLS laboratories, the synchrotron light laboratories at Campinas. The school is financially supported by FAPESP.


Job Offers

Head of the LSM at PSI and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics at EPFL

The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) jointly seek to appoint a dynamic personality with strategic thinking abilities as Head of the Laboratory for Simulation and Modeling (LSM) at PSI, and as tenured Full Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at EPFL. This is a full-time position. With the research activities being primarily located at PSI, demonstrated research excellence in the development and analysis of methods for data-intensive science and high-performance computing in a multi-physics context is expected. Due to the multi- and interdisciplinarity of the LSM, there is a particular interest for a strongly integrative personality with a wide background in natural and engineering sciences. Demonstrated leadership experience and scientific management skills, as well as a strong interest for teaching and education, are essential. Applications including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of research outputs, a statement of research (max. 3 pages) and teaching interests (max. 1 page), as well as the contact information of at least five references who are ready to supply their letter upon request, should be submitted in PDF format via by October 31 2021. Enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Victor Panaretos, Director of the Institute of Mathematics, EPFL ( and Prof. Andreas Pautz, Director of the Nuclear Energy and Safety Division, PSI (e-mail: ). Additional information is available at,,,


Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

Official publications of the Bernoulli Society


Stochastic Processes and their Applications

SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics

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Have a look at for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, and ALEA.

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