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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
This article is a correction.

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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

Co-sponsored publications

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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Dear Members,

The ISI Short Course Committee (SCC) is inviting members of the ISI and its Associations to submit proposals for the online course programme.

The SCC is developing a new online course programme to be delivered in the second half of 2022. The courses will be scheduled in a 3-hour session each day at a time chosen to accommodate learners in many time zones.  A course can be scheduled for 1 day (3 hours total), 2 days (6 hours total) or 3 days (9 hours total).      

The proposals for courses received from members and other sources will be reviewed by the SCC, which will recommend a proposed course programme to be approved by the ISI Executive Committee. The scheduling and management of the delivery of the selected courses will be arranged through the ISI Permanent Office.  

The courses should meet the needs of the Associations and Special Interest Groups and, in particular, the needs of Young Statisticians, Continuing Professional Development, and Statistical Capacity Building.

The course instructors will be offered a choice from the following incentives:

1)         EUR 200, 250 or 300 for, respectively, 1, 2 or 3-day short course, or

2)         Free 1-year Regular membership for two persons selected by the instructor.

For further information please see Core information regarding ISI policy.

Please complete the Course Proposal Form at  and submit your proposal by 1 March 2022. If you have any questions about the submssion process please contact us.

Kind regards,

Ada van Krimpen
ISI Director

Mailings for IASE

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Dear IASE members,

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Best regards and stay safe!

Joachim Engel
IASE President

Mailings for IASS

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Dear members,

The International Association for Survey Statisticians invites you to participate in its webinar “Making inferences from non-probability samples through data integration” to be held on 26 January 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 pm (CET).

Please use the following link to register for the webinar:

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 website. The abstract and information about the speaker are given below.

Webinar abstract

For several decades, national statistical agencies around the world have been using probability surveys as their preferred tool to meet information needs about a population of interest. In the last few years, there has been a wind of change and other data sources are being increasingly explored. Five key factors are behind this trend: the decline in response rates in probability surveys, the high cost of data collection, the increased burden on respondents, the desire for access to “real-time” statistics, and the proliferation of non-probability data sources. In this presentation, the speaker, Jean-François Beaumont, reviews some data integration approaches that take advantage of both probability and non-probability data sources such as the dual frame weighting, calibration, statistical matching, inverse probability weighting and small area estimation. He discusses the characteristics of each approach, including their benefits and limitations, and present a few empirical results.

Speaker: Jean-François Beaumont

Jean-François Beaumont is Senior Statistical Advisor at Statistics Canada, where he has been working for over 25 years. He is currently the Editor of Survey Methodology. His recent research projects and applications have mainly focused on data integration and small area estimation.

Mailings for IASS + IAOS

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Nominations Sought for the 2023 Waksberg Award 

The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honor of the late Joseph Waksberg to recognize his outstanding contributions to survey statistics and methodology. Each year a prominent survey statistician is chosen to write a paper that reviews the development and current state of an important topic in the field of survey statistics and methodology. The paper reflects the mixture of theory and practice that characterized Joseph Waksberg’s work.

The recipient of the Waksberg Award will receive an honorarium and give the 2023 Waksberg Invited Address at the Statistics Canada Symposium, expected to be held in the autumn of 2023. The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of Survey Methodology (targeted for December 2023).

The author of the 2023 Waksberg paper will be selected by a four-person committee appointed by Survey Methodology and the American Statistical Association. Nomination of individuals to be considered should be sent by email before February 28, 2022 to the chair of the committee, Jack Gambino ( Nominations should include a CV and a nomination letter. Nominations will remain active for 5 years.

Previous Waksberg Award honorees (last 5 years) and their invited papers are (for awardees since 2001 please see

2022  Roderick J. Little. Manuscript in preparation.

2021  Sharon Lohr, “Multiple-frame surveys for a multiple-data-source world”, Survey Methodology (expected for vol. 47, 2).

2020  Roger Tourangeau, “Science and survey management”, Survey Methodology, vol. 47, 1, 3-28.

2019  Chris Skinner.

2018  Jean-Claude Deville, “De la pratique à la théorie : l’exemple du calage à poids bornés”. 10ème Colloque francophone sur les sondages, Université Lumière Lyon 2.