News: Awards

2021

The Fall 2021 Consulting Cup Award

December 2, 2021

The Consulting Cup winning team for Fall 2021.

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


2021-2022 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardee

November 29, 2021

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. 


Consulting award presentation

July 12, 2021

Micol Tresoldi (2020-2021) and Dongyue Xie (2019-2020) at consulting award presentatioin.

Professors Dan Nicolae and Peter McCullagh presented the Consulting Award certificates to Micól Tresoldi (winner for 2020-2021), and Dongyue Xie (winner for 2019-2020) at 4:15 pm in Jones 110.


Consulting award winner!

June 11, 2021

Please join us in congratulating Micól Tresoldi, winner of our consulting award for 2020-2021.


David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics

May 24, 2021

Micol Tresoldi, PhD candidate

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. 


Symposium highlights UChicago collaborations with leading French research center

May 18, 2021

Yi Liu, PhD candidate

An online symposium featured 11 presentations by student teams from UChicago and French universities affiliated with the French National Centre for Scientific Research, with questions and discussion from faculty supervisors. Attendees voted to choose the best presentations and awarded two prizes. PSD’s Yi Liu in statistics (pictured) and Maria Douaihy of CNRS – U. Montpellier won second place for “Modeling Transcriptional Bursting in Space and Time.” First place was awarded to Marie Greaney of BSD and Maxime Lehman of CNRS – U. Paris-Saclay for “How is Sensory Information Transformed into Appropriate Motor Control?”


Congratulations to our Harper Fellow!

May 13, 2021

Pinhan Chen, PhD candidate

Statistics PhD Pinhan Chen has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-22.


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).


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.


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


2020

Faculty accolade

December 31, 2020

University of Chicago Phoenix shield

Rina Foygel Barber has been named the Louis Block Professor.


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. 


2020 COPSS Presidents’ Award winner

August 6, 2020

Rina Foygel Barber

Rina Foygel Barber was awarded the 2020 COPSS Presidents' Award, on August 5, during a JSM (virtual) ceremony. This is generally considered the highest award in statisticsRead more...
 


Statistics Consulting Award Winner

June 17, 2020

Our Consulting Award winner for 2019-2020 is Dongyue Xie.