The LARC-SLAPEM organizes, every two/three years, a prize to honor the memory of Francisco Aranda-Ordaz, a distinguished young Mexican statistician who died tragically in 1991. Sponsored by the Bernoulli Society, the Francisco Aranda-Ordaz award is bestowed for one thesis in Probability and one thesis in Statistics written by students from Latin America, regardless of the country of the Institution conferring the degree, or by students from other nationalities who received the degree from a Latin American Institution. The awardees are invited to present their works at the XVI CLAPEM meeting.

Theses defended during the period of May 2019 to February 2023 are eligible for consideration in this edition of the award.

A complete submission consists of:
• The complete dissertation, submitted in electronic form.
• The official university final exam form, signed by the student's doctoral committee or by other university officials, as appropriate.
• A letter from the thesis advisor stating that he/she agrees to submit the dissertation for consideration of the award committee.

The official languages of the Prize are Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. The Committee will consider other languages as an exception.

Nominations should be sent in electronic form to

Deadline for submission of nominations is March 31, 2023. No exceptions will be made.

The award Committee for 2019-2023 is coordinated by Ernesto Mordecki (chair). The Committee will notify the award winners by May 15, 2023. Awardees will be invited to attend the CLAPEM to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 10-14, 2023 to present their work in a Special Invited Session.