News

2021

Four decades crossing disciplinary lines

March 31, 2021

Prof. Stephen Stigler retired this past October after a long career that included investigating the history of the development of statistical methods, in relation to problems in many fields—from astronomy to medicine to social sciences and psychology. 


Rebecca Willett selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021

March 31, 2021

Rebecca Willett, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

Rebecca Willett selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021


Prof. Chao Gao receives 2021 IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award

March 15, 2021

Chao Gao, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and the College

Prof. Chao Gao has been selected to receive the 2021 Tweedie New Researcher Award from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).


Meet statistics student, Ahmed Bou-Rabee

March 10, 2021

Ahmed Bou-Rabee, PhD Candidate, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

Read about our PhD student, Ahmed Bou-Rabee and his research, experiences, and future career plans.


Winter Quarter 2021 graduates

March 9, 2021

Yuhang Cai, MS Student

Best wishes to our Winter Quarter 2021 graduates!


Yi Liu Awarded SBSS Student Paper Award 

February 5, 2021

Yi Liu, PhD candidate

PhD candidate, Yi Liu, has been awarded the prestigious SBSS Student Paper Award.


The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman

February 1, 2021

Leo A. Goodman

The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman.


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

January 5, 2021

PSD Fellowship Challenge for 2020


Our application for Fall 2021 is now closed!

January 4, 2021

Victor Kang, MS student

Our application for Fall 2021 is now closed!


Welcome new faculty

January 1, 2021

David Biron, Assistant Senior Instructional Professor, Department of Statistics and the College, and Victor Veitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and the College

We are excited to welcome David Biron, Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Victor Veitch, Assistant Professor, to our department.


2020

Faculty accolade

December 31, 2020

Rina Foygel Barber, Louis Block Professor, Department of Statistics and the College

Rina Foygel Barber has been named the Louis Block Professor.


Autumn Quarter 2020 graduates

November 19, 2020

Takintayo Akinbiyi, PhD

Best wishes to our Autumn Quarter 2020 graduates!


Alumni SPOTLIGHT:  Meet Vivak Patel

September 29, 2020

Our spotlight highlights Vivak Patel, PhD 2018, and his current career highlights as well as his experiences as a Statistics student.


Our new faculty hire!

September 3, 2020

Alexander Strang, William H. Kruskal Instructor

The Department is excited to welcome our new faculty hire...READ MORE


UChicago joins three universities in Institute for Foundational Data Science

September 2, 2020

Professor Rebecca Willett of the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, along with Professors Rina Foygel Barber and Mary Silber from Statistics, will help the four-university collaboration establish the maturing field of data science while also advancing machine learning and other artificial intelligence approaches.