Mailings for WSC

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!

Mailings for ISI

ISI     

Dear ISI Member,

According to the ISI By-Laws, the ISI Annual Report voting is open to ISI Elected, Regular, Institutional and Corporate members. The voting emails dispatched between 31 May and 20 June 2021 were accidentally sent to all active members – 3,452 in total – including ISI Association members who aren’t ISI members. When we shared with you the the voting report on 24-25 June, one of our senior members noted that this number was incorrect. The voting invitation should have been sent to ISI members only – a total of 2,442 members. Fortunately, we were able to identify the (anonymized) votes of the ISI members and revise the voting report. This resulted in the following:

On the closing date, 16 June 2021, a total of 750 electronic votes were received. This means that 30.7% of ISI members cast their vote.

695      members voted          ‘In Favour
4          members voted          ‘Against’
51        members voted          ‘Abstain’

The complete version of the revised report is attached for your convenience.

Sincerely,

Ada van Krimpen
ISI Director

Mailings for IASE

IASE          ISI

Dear IASE members,

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Best regards and stay safe!

Joachim Engel
IASE President

Mailings for IASS

IASS          ISI

Dear IASS members,

We now have the results of the elections for new officers. We elected a new President-Elect and 4 new Vice-Presidents. The election process was open to all IASS members.

On the closing date, 13 July 2021, a total of 169 voting forms were received, which means that 48.5 % of the IASS members cast their votes. The results are as follows:

Elected for President-Elect 2021-2023 :

  • Natalie Shlomo

Elected for Vice-President 2021-2023

  • Jairo Arrow
  • Maria Giovanna Ranalli
  • Andrea D. da Silva
  • Nikos Tzavidis

Congratulations to new elected officers and many thanks to all candidates who agreed to stand for election and to serve IASS if chosen for office.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Nominations Committee: Ralf Münnich (Chair), Sanjay Chaudhuri, Andrés Gutiérrez Rojas, Ineke Stoop, Linda Young and Daniella Cocchi (ex-officio, previous Chair of the Nominating Committee), for their work and great contribution to IASS.

The newly elected officers will form the IASS Executive for 2021-2023, along with Monica Pratesi (IASS President 2021-2023), and IASS Executive Director, Ada van Krimpen (ex-officio, ISI Director).

As outgoing IASS president I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the candidates who were elected to office, but also extend my appreciation and sincere thanks to all candidates who agreed to stand for election and to serve if chosen for office.

Also, I would like to thank Monica, James, Isabel, Lucia and Nadia for their partnership as IASS Executive Committee Officers 2019-2021.

I wish Monica and the incoming EC officers a pleasant and successful journey.

With my very best wishes,

Denise Silva
IASS President, 2019-2021

Mailings for TIES

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:
https://trentu.zoom.us/j/99857333793?pwd=UVNRUmhoV0lqd21OTDAwQjU2dnZBQT09

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. 

Organizers

Chair: Wesley Burr (wesleyburr@trentu.ca), Associate Professor of Statistics, Trent University (Canada), TIES Outreach Committee Member

Co-Chair: Nathaniel K. Newlands (nathaniel.newlands@canada.ca), 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 colleagues,

We successfully convened an IAOS General Assembly (GA) on 8 July 2021. For those of you who could not attend the GA meeting, we have attached the meeting notes to this email.

The GA meeting officially marked my inauguration as the IAOS President. I would like to thank the members of the incoming Executive Committee 2021–2023 that assumed the task and wish them success. I would also like to express hope for fruitful collaboration within the IAOS community to continue to strengthen and grow the IAOS in the coming two years of my presidency and beyond.

Best regards,

Misha Belkindas
IAOS President
2021–2023

Mailings for IASC

IASC          ISI

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the first issue of the Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualisation (JDSSV; https://jdssv.org/) will become available online before the summer 2021. 

We welcome contributions on data science, statistics, and visualisation and, in particular, papers which link and integrate these subject areas. Articles should be oriented towards a wide scientific audience, and can cover topics such as machine learning and statistical learning, the visualisation and verbalisation of data, visual analytics, big data infrastructures and analytics, interactive learning, and advanced computing. Scientific contributions should be of a high standard.

At the moment we have a call for papers for the Special Issue on COVID-19 Visualisation and Modeling, until June 30, 2021. More details can be found at https://jdssv.org/index.php/jdssv/announcement/view/1

The Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualisation is an official journal of the International Association for Statistical Computing, see https://iasc-isi.org/.

Kind regards,
Patrick Groenen and Stefan Van Aelst (Editors JDSSV)

Mailings for BS

Bernoulli Society          ISI

Dear Bernoulli Society Members,  

The Bernoulli Society General Assembly (GA) will be held virtually (due to the COVID-19 situation) on Thursday, 8th of July 2021, 13:00-14:30 UTC (15:00-16:30 Central European Summer Time, 09:00-10:30 US Eastern Daylight Time, 21:00-22:30 Beijing Time).  

We invite members to register asap for the zoom meeting at:  
https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsd-yuqT4pEtNr2uala36wT2GdJKX0a8hf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting.  

Reports from the Executive Committee members and a summary on Bernoulli Society’s activities and initiatives are available at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/files/GeneralAssembly2021handout.pdf   

Agenda  
1) Welcome and adoption of agenda.  
2) Moment of Silence.
3) Report by the President.
4) Report by the Treasurer.  
5) Transition of Presidency. 
6) Introduction of President-Elect and new Ordinary Council members. 
7) Approvals of new appointments. 
8) Future conferences.
9) Questions and comments from Bernoulli Society Members.
10) Closing Remarks by the President (Adam Jakubowski). 

We very much hope you join the virtual GA!  

Claudia Klüppelberg, President 
Adam Jakubowski, President-Elect
Susan Murphy, Past President

Mailings for ISBIS

ISBIS          ISI

Dear ISBIS members,

We are delighted to invite you to attend the next installment in the webinar series Leading Women in Business and Industrial Statistics. The details are as follows:

Speaker: Sonali Das, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Date: Friday, May 21st at 10.00 AM (Pretoria and Italy time)

Title: “Why being a female statistician in Africa matters, and more”

Abstract: In this presentation I share some of my experiences and observations being a female statistician from Africa. Weather has a direct and in-direct effect on many business decisions. I will share some of my current research on understanding weather data from South Africa using functional data analysis methods, and how such insights within the ecosystem of decision-making may be useful. I will also share some experiences in working with non-statisticians.

Registration: The webinar is free to attend but you need to register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8702443633022227984

Best regards,
Fabrizio Ruggeri, Organizer             

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Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 46, June 2021

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Contents

  • GENERAL NEWS
  • HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS
  • OTHER EVENTS
  • RECENT ISSUES OF OFFICIAL AND SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue, please contact Carlos Améndola carlos.amendola@tum.de by August 30.

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General News
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Virtual Bernoulli Society General Assembly (GA)

The Bernoulli Society General Assembly will be held virtually on Thursday, July 8th 2021, 13:00-14:30 UTC (15:00-15:30 Central European Summer Time, 09:00-10:30 US Eastern Daylight Time, 21:00-22:30 China Standard Time). Reports from the Executive Committee members and a summary on Bernoulli Society’s other activities and initiatives will be available via a web-link after registration in the Zoom meeting. While members can ask questions directly in the GA, members can also ask questions about the subjects mentioned in the GA document and the agenda up to 72 hours prior to the meeting on July 8th, which will be answered during the meeting. Questions can be sent to the Scientific Secretary Song Xi Chen at songxichen@pku.edu.cn

Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021

The New Researcher Award recognizes the work of outstanding young researchers who are members of the Bernoulli Society. This year the award was for innovative contributions in the field of Mathematical Statistics. Out of 22 applicants, the award committee chose the following new researchers for the award: Fang Han (University of Washington), Aaditya Ramdas (Carnegie Mellon University) and Anru Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Each of the above awardees is invited to deliver an invited talk at the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award Session at the 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress, which takes place virtually from July 11-16, 2021. They received funding from the Bernoulli Society for their conference registration.

Ewain Gwynne wins inaugural David G. Kendall Award

The David G. Kendall award for young researchers is awarded jointly by the Bernoulli Society and the Royal Statistical Society 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. The Bernoulli Society is proud to announce that the inaugural award for 2021 is given to Ewain Gwynne (University of Chicago).

Willem van Zwet Medal awarded to Maria Eulália Vares

Our dear colleague Maria Eulália Vares has been awarded the inaugural Willem van Zwet Medal for Special Service to the Bernoulli Society in recognition of her outstanding service to the Bernoulli Society as member and chair of the Publications Committee, and as editor of Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA). She played a key part in negotiations with Elsevier concerning the Bernoulli Society’s journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications, showing great leadership in helping to obtain better prices and open access conditions for SPA and initiation of Elsevier’s support for young researchers and students to participate in Bernoulli Society sponsored meetings, among other benefits. She has also served the Latin American Regional Committee and joined in organization of Bernoulli-sponsored events such as the Brazilian School of Probability, thus promoting the development of Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Latin America.

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Highlighted Events
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Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (BS-IMS-WC)

July 19 – 23, 2021
Seoul, South Korea (Virtual)
http://www.wc2020.org/

This quadrennial joint meeting is of steadily increasing importance to the scientific vitality of the fields of statistics and probability and their applications. This Congress will have 14 (plenary) named lectures, one public lecture, 40 invited sessions featuring 120 speakers, a number of Contributed talks, and Poster sessions. The Scientific Program Committee, consisting of more than 20 renowned researchers and chaired by Siva Athreya (Indian Statistical Institute), has organized the key lectures which include:

  • Kolmogorov Lecture: Persi Diaconis
  • Bernoulli Lecture: Alison Etheridge
  • Lévy Lecture: Massimilliano Gubinelli
  • Laplace Lecture: Tony Cai
  • Tukey Lecture: Sara van de Geer

Early bird registration deadline: June 20, 2021.

Bernoulli-IMS Young Researchers Pre-Meeting 2021

July 17 – 18, 2021
Seoul, Korea (Virtual)
https://www.wc2020.org/sub03_04.php

The Bernoulli Society and the IMS are co-sponsoring a two-day pre-meeting for young researchers right before the Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Korea. The main objectives of the pre-meeting in 2021 are: (1) to stimulate interest of international young researchers in a rapidly emerging field; (2) to give support and perspective to young researchers with regard to mapping out their future career – especially for participants from developing countries; and (3) to allow young researchers with common research interests to network amongst their peer group. The two-day Young Researchers pre-meeting 2021 dedicates the first day to the academic theme of Data Science. The second day is dedicated to a series of presentations and group discussions that pertain to career development. This is complemented by several mini-talks, group discussion, and poster session by the young participants.

63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 (ISI-WSC)

July 11 – 15, 2021
The Hague, Netherlands
http://www.isi2021.org/

The scientific programme will introduce the latest developments in statistical research and practice through presentations, discussions and a series of short courses; the virtual exhibition will showcase the work and products of those who support our profession. Everyone working in the field of Statistics is welcome to join virtually for the 63rd WSC.

Early bird registration deadline: June 11, 2021.

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Other Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Bernoulli Society
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8th European Congress of Mathematics (8ECM)

June 20 – 26, 2021
Portorož, Slovenia (Virtual)
https://www.8ecm.si/

The European Mathematical Society (EMS) is a recognized society representing mathematicians throughout Europe. The European Congress of Mathematics is organized every four years and is the second largest event of mathematics in the world. This congress will feature the Bernoulli-EMS lecture delivered by Alice Guionnet (ENS Lyon, CNRS).

Extreme Value Analysis (EVA 2021)

June 28 – July 2, 2021
Edinburgh, UK (Virtual)
https://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/school-of-mathematics/eva-2021/

The conference brings together researchers in Extreme Value Theory, Methods and its Applications. The conference will take place at the University of Edinburgh. Short courses will be held on 26-27 June 2021.

22nd European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM 2021)

September 6 – 10, 2021
Athens, Greece
www.eysm2021.panteion.gr

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

International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS)

September 20 – 24, 2021
Vienna, Austria
http://cstat.tuwien.ac.at/filz/icors2020/

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, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
http://lechen.faculty.unlv.edu/FPD20/

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

January 2022
Melbourne, Australia
http://ims-aprm2021.com/

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
https://conferences.renyi.hu/renyi100/home

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
http://cyprusconferences.org/isnps2022/

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 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
https://ems2022.org/
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.

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Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications
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Official publications of the Bernoulli Society

Bernoulli http://goo.gl/yJywLg

Stochastic Processes and their Applications http://goo.gl/JCahtH

SpringerBriefs in Probability and Mathematical Statistics https://www.springer.com/series/14353

Co-sponsored publications

Have a look at http://goo.gl/7EP2cZ for the latest articles in Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, and ALEA.

Bernoulli News

Latest issue at http://goo.gl/nRDPYo