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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is with great delight that we welcome you to Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea for the 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (WC2020), jointly organized by the Bernoulli Society and IMS, from July 19 to 23, 2021.

Seoul National University will have the distinguished privilege of hosting WC2020, and we are expecting to attract more than 900 experts from over 40 countries. Held every four years, the congress is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes the latest scientific breakthroughs in theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes.

This upcoming World Congress will take a comprehensive look at the latest developments in statistics and probability as well as the current trends emerging from all associated fields. A special lecture series will document a variety of modern research topics with in-depth uses and applications of these disciplines as they relate to science, industrial innovation, and society as a whole.

We believe WC2020 will bring transformation and further advancement to the scientific level and quality of the study of statistics and probability. In this regard, we encourage all our members to attend the upcoming congress to share our most recent discoveries and take advantage of this excellent opportunity for active discussion and networking.

As the largest city in South Korea, dynamic Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern structures, packaged in a surprisingly compact metropolis that has earned it the designation of a UNESCO City of Design. The nation’s capital has a cutting-edge cityscape of glass, steel and futuristic skyscrapers, which tower over traditional wooden houses with tiled roofs and mazes of cobbled alleys in distinct, village-like districts.

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul, Korea.


  • Hee-Seok Oh
    Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
    Department of Statistics, Seoul National University