Victor Panaretos, President-Elect of the Bernoulli Society, announced the creation of a new named lecture in honor of Sir David Cox in the May 2022 Bernoulli News:

David Cox had a profound influence on our discipline and its applications. Not only through his contributions that will leave a lasting impact, but also by his remarkable record of service, his luminary presence at scientific events, and particularly his mentorship of young scientists. [He was also a former President of the IMS and the Bernoulli Society.] 

To honour and celebrate David’s manifold legacy, the Bernoulli Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a Cox Lecture to be delivered every four years at the Bernoulli/IMS World Congress of Probability and Statistics.

The Lecture will be in Statistics, and will be one of six special named lectures organised by the Bernoulli Society, the others being the Bernoulli Lecture (applications of Statistics or Probability), the Kolmogorov Lecture (Probability), the Laplace Lecture (Statistics), the Lévy Lecture (Stochastic Processes), and the Tukey Lecture (Statistics).

We are grateful to the Cox family for their endorsement of this initiative, and look forward to the inaugural Cox Lecture at the 2024 World Congress in Bochum.


The Bernoulli–IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will take place August 12–16, 2024, at Ruhr-University Bochum, in Germany.