Gilles Stoltz was the co-chair of the program committee of the 23rd International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT'12); see the edited volume  . He was also a member of the program committee of the 25th Conference on Learning Theory (COLT'12).
Organization of seminars
We (co-)organized the following seminars:
Statistical machine learning in Paris – SMILE (Gérard Biau, Gilles Stoltz; see http://sites.google.com/site/smileinparis/ );
Parisian seminar of statistics at IHP (Vincent Rivoirard; see https://sites.google.com/site/semstats ).
Editorial activities, reports written on articles
Gérard Biau serves as an Associate Editor for the journals Annales de l'ISUP, ESAIM: Probability and Statistics and International Statistical Review.
Olivier Catoni has been a member of the editorial committee of the joint series of monographs “Mathématiques et Applications” between Springer and SMAI until June 2012.
All permanent members of the team reviewed several journal papers during the year.
Participation to national or local evaluation or recruitment committees, to scientific societies
Vincent Rivoirard is a member of the Board of SFdS.
Gérard Biau was elected a member of the national board of French universities (CNU) within the applied mathematics section (number 26).
Olivier Catoni is a member of the doctoral commission in mathematics of University Pierre et Marie Curie.
All permanent members of the team participated in several recruitment committees for assistants or full professors in universities.
Honors and distinctions
Gérard Biau was elected a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).