Student Awards

March 9, 2022

Congratulations to The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup winner—The Wednesday Team!

Team Members:  Tanmay Gupta, Bill Katsianos, Annie Xie, Ke Xu, and Jinwen Yang

Thank you to all the Winter quarter consultants for your excellent work!

  • Monday Morning Team:  
    Lin Gui, Seung Chul Lee, Sounak Paul, Xiaomeng Wang, Xiaohan Zhu
    Monday Afternoon Team:  
    Sean O'Hagan, Cheng Peng, Huy Tran, Sam Tyler, Yuepeng Yang
  • Tuesday Morning Team:  
    Yuwei Cheng, Irina Cristali, Yu Gui, Misha Sohan, Zhengyan Xu
    Tuesday Afternoon Team:  
    YoonHaeng Hur, Kiho Park, Devan Shan, Jake Singleton
  • Thursday Team:  
    Joonsuk Kang, Soumyabrata Kundu, Ethan Lewis, Yuhan Liu
  • Friday Team 1:  
    Kulunu Dharmakeerthi, Omar Ghattas, Wentao Hu, Peter Laurin, Cheuk To Tsui
    Friday Team 2:  
    Ziming Gan, Wei Kuang, Jingyang Lyu, Yuguan Wang  

December 2, 2021

Congratulations to The Fall 2021 Consulting Cup winner — The Thursday Team!

Team members:  Melissa Adrian, Subhodh Kotekal, Kentaro Nakamura, Huanqing Wang, and Yuepeng Yang.

Thank you to all Fall quarter consultants for your excellent work!

  • Monday Team:
    Rohan Hore, Michelle Li, Madhuri Raman, Zihao Wang, Johnson Zhang
  • Tuesday Team:
    Bill Katsianos, Yang Liu, Jimmy Melican, Zixuan Wu, Jinwen Yang
  • Wednesday Team: 
    Xingyue Fan, Joonsuk Kang, Matt Ludwig, Nicholas Park, Fengwei Zhang
  • Friday Team:
    Andrew Fan, Soham Bonnerjee, Aabesh Bhattacharyya, Rebecca Scurlock, Ruiting Tong

Jongyoon Baik, MS candidate in Statistics, and PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago, has been awarded a 2021-2022 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) by the American Political Science Association for her dissertation research. 

Her research interests include state-society relations under authoritarianism, media control, censorship, popular protest, and grassroot movements.

Congratulations, Jongyoon!

Statistics PhD Pinhan Chen has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-22. The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate’s dissertation.

Please join us in congratulating Micól Tresoldi, winner of our Consulting Award for 2020-2021.  Thank you for your contributions!

The Department's David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given yearly to graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. The award includes a supplement to the student’s summer support. This year, the award is given to Micol Tresoldi for her research on sparsity in ANOVA and F-ratios, and for her outstanding contributions to the consulting program over the years. 

PhD candidate Yi Liu has been awarded the prestigious SBSS Student Paper Award for his paper, “Variable Selection via Thompson Sampling” (coauthored together with his advisor, Veronika Rockova).  

This prize is awarded annually by the Bayesian Section of the American Statistical Association to a very small group of promising students. 

Yi will be presenting this work at JSM 2021. The first draft can be found at:  https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.00187. The paper is currently under revision for JASA Theory and Methods. 

Congratulations to Pinhan Chen, Lizhen Nie, Enakshi Saha (PhD'20), Hai Tran-Bach, and Jiacheng Wang who are among the twenty PhD students selected as 2020–21 Radix Trading Fellows

Our Consulting Award winner for 2019-2020 is PhD candidate, Dongyue Xie.  Congratulations!

The Department's David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given yearly to graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. The award includes a supplement to the student's summer support. This year, the award is given to PhD candidate, Abby Stevens, for her recent research on the epidemiology of coronavirus.

Congratulations to Abby!

Statistics PhD candidate Sen Na has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2020-21.  The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation.

Congratulations Sen!

The Department's annual Consulting Award was presented to PhD candidate Keshav Vemuri on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1:00 pm in Jones 111.

Congratulations, Keshav!

The Department's David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given yearly to graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. The award includes a supplement to the student's summer support. This year, the award was given to PhD candidate, Yuxin Zou, for her research on genetic fine mapping and on multivariate association analysis with no natural baseline. This award was established thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus David Frohardt-Lane, SM'00.

Petr Panov, PhD'20 has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-20. The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation. Congratulations, Petr!

Haoyang Liu, PhD'20 has received a Physical Sciences Endowed Fellowship award for his work within our doctoral program. Congratulations, Haoyang!

PhD candidate Wanrong Zhu is the recipient of the Elaine K. Bernstein Women in Science Award. The award provides additional assistance for student research and travel. Congratulations, Wanrong!

The Department's annual Consulting Award was presented to Enakshi Saha, PhD'21, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 1:00 pm in Jones 304. Congratulations, Enakshi!

Christopher McKennan PhD'19 has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2018-19. The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation.

The Department's David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given yearly to graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. The award includes a supplement to the student's summer support. This year, the award was given to Lei Sun, PhD'20 for his work in genomics and for his research at the intersection of arts, culture and science, and to Tae Hyun Kim, PhD'20 for her research on copy number variation and on local ancestry impact on patterns of gene expression. This award was established thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus David Frohardt-Lane, SM'00.

Congratulations to Kushal Dey, PhD'18 and Lei Sun, PhD'20 who, along with Lauren M. Jackson (PhD candidate in English), have been selected to receive a Graduate Collaboration Grant for their project "Social Movement and Media Narrative: Statistical and Machine Learning Analysis of Socio-political News Coverage."  Faculty advisors on this project are Profs. Michael Dawson (Political Science) and Peter McCullagh (Statistics).  This grant is part of the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative.

Xiang Zhu's, PhD'17 work on enrichment analysis of genome-wide association summary statistics has won an ASA student paper award. Xiang is advised by Prof. Matthew Stephens and will present this paper at the 2017 Joint Statistical Meeting in Baltimore. This work is supported by grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The manuscript is available at https://doi.org/10.1101/160770.

The Department's annual Consulting Award was presented to Lei Sun, PhD'20 on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 1:00 pm in Jones 111. Congratulations, Lei!

Congratulations to Vivak Patel, PhD'18 for being awarded the Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-2018

The David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given annually to two graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. This year's award was given to Christopher McKennan, PhD'19 for his work on analysis of asthma genetics and genomics datasets and to Wanting Xu, PhD'17 for her work on statistical analysis of high-frequency voltage measurements from an electrical circuit exhibiting chaotic behavior. This award was established thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus, David Frohardt-Lane, SM'00.

The Department's annual Consulting Award was presented to Yuefeng Han, PhD'19 on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 11:30 am in Jones 111. Congratulations, Yuefeng!

The David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given annually to two graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. Congratulations to Marc Goessling, PhD'16 and Kushal Dey, PhD'18 as this year's awardees for their work in image analysis and statistical genetics, respectively. This award was established thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus, David Frohardt-Lane, SM'00.

Andrew Poppick's (PhD'16) work on evolving climate variability has won an ASA student paper award. Andrew is co-advised by Profs. Michael Stein (Statistics) and Liz Moyer (Geophysical Sciences) and will present his paper at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meeting in Chicago. Andrew's research is supported by U. Chicago's Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) and by STATMOS, the Research Network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

We are pleased to congratulate Yuancheng Zhu, PhD'16 for being awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2015–16. The Fellowship provides top students with additional support while they are finishing their dissertations.

The Department's annual Consulting Project Award was given to Ang Li, PhD'17 on Monday, June 6, 2015, at 12:50 pm in E110. Congratulations, Ang!

The Department is happy to announce the newly established David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics, thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus David Frohardt-Lane, SM'00. This annual award will be given to two graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. Congratulations to Andrew Poppick, PhD'16 and Xiang Zhu, PhD'17 as the first awardees for their work in statistical climate models and statistical genetics, respectively.

Congratulations to MS graduate Nelson Auner, SM'14 for being one of the winners of the first annual UChicago Data Visualization Challenge. His submission of "Making Indonesia" garnered a $500 Amazon gift certificate in recognition of his work.

The Department's annual Consulting Project Award was given to Subhajit Goswami, PhD'17 on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 1:00 pm in E110. Congratulations, Subhajit!

Congratulations to Dinah Shender, PhD'15 for being awarded a 2013–14 Plotnick Fellowship in recognition of academic excellence and success in the Statistics PhD program. Board of Trustee Harvey Plotnick sponsors this fellowship program for the Physical Sciences Division to encourage and recognize the Division's leading 4th-year doctoral students.

The Department's annual Consulting Award was given to Somak Dutta, PhD'15 on Friday, June 7, at 12:45 pm in E110. Congratulations, Somak!

Stefano Castruccio, PhD'13 received first-place recognition in the ASA-sponsored 2012 Environmental Statistics Student Paper Competition for the paper "Global Space-Time Models for Climate Ensembles," co-authored with Prof. Mike Stein.

We are pleased to congratulate Matthew Reimherr, PhD'13 for being awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2012–13. The Fellowship provides top students with additional support while they are finishing their dissertations.

The Department's annual Consulting Project Award was given to Michael Horrell, PhD'15 on Friday, June 1, at 12:45 pm in E110.

Harry Crane, PhD'12 and Rina Foygel, PhD'12 are joint winners of the Department's annual Consulting Project Award. Congratulations!

We are pleased to congratulate Rina Foygel, PhD'12 for being awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2011–12. The Fellowship provides top students with additional support while they are finishing their dissertations.

We have two Consulting Project Award Winners for 2010, and they are Myoungji Lee, PhD'12 and Xiaohui Chang, PhD'12. Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work.

Congratulations to Matthew Reimherr, PhD'13 winner of the "best paper" award for 2010 with co-authors Lajos Horvath and Piotr Kokoszka, from the Statistical Society of Canada for their paper entitled, "Two sample inference in functional linear models," published in the Canadian Journal of Statistics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2009, pp. 571–591.