Professor O.J. Boxma will be the new scientific director of EURANDOM, the European Research Institute for Statistics, Probability, Stochastic Operations Research and their Applications. The appointment is for a period of five years and will start 1 October 2005. Professor Boxma will combine this position with his professorship at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He will take over from Professor W.Th.F. den Hollander, who has held this position since 1 October 2000 and who has been appointed Professor of Probability at the University of Leiden as of 1 October 2005. EURANDOM is jointly funded by TU/e and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Onno Boxma was born in 1952 in The Hague. In 1974 he finished his study of mathematics at the University of Delft. In 1977 he obtained a PhD degree in mathematics (cum laude) at the University of Utrecht. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, he worked, until August 1985, at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Utrecht. Between August 1985 and September 1988, he worked at the CWI (the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam). At CWI, from July 1989 onwards, he directed the Department of Decision Theory, Statistics and System Theory, and later the cluster Probability, Networks and Algorithms. From August 1987 until September 1988, he was part-time Professor of Business Econometrics and Decision Theory at the Department of Economics of the University of Tilburg.
Since 1 September 1998, Onno Boxma has been Professor of Stochastics at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the TU/e. He continues to be associated part-time to the CWI. He is participating in the research schools BETA and Stieltjes, and in the national network Mathematical Decision Theory. Between August 2000 and August 2004, he was a member of the Research Council for Physical Sciences of NWO. He is a member of the Academy Council for Mathematical Sciences of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the council of a number of international associations. He is also the editor of the journal Queueing Systems.
|Professor Onno Boxma|
Many compelling problems in science and society are so complex that a description and analysis in terms of random elements is more effective than a fully deterministic approach. Accordingly, stochastics is an essential enabling methodology in areas like genomics and proteomics, polymer physics, risk assessment, image processing, communication networks, reliability, logistics and datamining. As such it is increasingly important in disciplines like biology, physics, chemistry, economics and telecommunication. EURANDOM carries out research in this interdisciplinary area of mathematics.
— Jonelleke Kamperman (EURANDOM)
Springer is making a special offer to Bernoulli Society members who join the Psychometrika Society. Springer will offer a free book in 2005 to those who join the society. The book has to be a statistics book with a list price of less than USD90. Please address queries to the International Statistical Institute Membership Secretary, Margaret de Ruiter-Molloy (@cbs.nl).
This is to inform you about a new website called “CodeCogs”, which hosts a database of numerical C++ modules. The site is free to use with all software being open-source.
The homepage is at www.codecogs.com.
CodeCogs is a scientific numerical repository of C/C++ code that has been
created for mathematicians, scientists, engineers and financial workers. The
site hosts a growing number of components with fully documented source code. It
is a great place to post questions or problems that you are having with your own
numerical research, while also staying in touch with the latest C/C++
developments. Furthermore, you can request software that hasn't been added to
the library, develop software for others, or simply post your own numerical
solutions. All software can be easily browsed and searched, and if commercial
licences are sold for your code then you will receive the royalties.
The site has been designed in response to problems that its creators have had in finding a well-documented and easily-navigable database of numerical C/C++ code that is affordable. In particular they wanted high-quality software that can be used in both commercial environments (where it can be incorporated into proprietary software and is also commercially supported) and in open-source software systems. Furthermore, they wanted an 'automatic' system that allowed them to license and download only the software they need, rather than an entire library. To aid research, academics may use most of the code completely free of charge (under the GNU General Public Licence).
With the community's support, we aim to offer a very wide range of the most advanced methods for numerical computing. By preventing users from reinventing the wheel, we aim to save everyone time and resources, reduce development risks and help to increase the pace of innovation in general.
— Nick Owens (Team Member, CodeCogs)
The ISI Permanent Office is pleased to announce that the Bernoulli journal is now available on-line via Project Euclid (PE), a partnership of independent journals of mathematics and statistics that is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals. It is a non-profit electronic journal publishing initiative of Cornell University Library. The European Mathematical Society, the American Mathematical Society, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Statistical Association have all expressed their support for the PE initiative. Methods for accessing the journal were given in the November 2004 Bernoulli News.
All Bernoulli Society members have free on-line access to SPA upon paying their membership fee. Details are available at www.sciencedirect.com/spa/ . Methods for accessing the journal were given in the November 2004 Bernoulli News.