March 31, 2020
The Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize recognizes early-career research accomplishments and research promise in statistics, broadly construed. The inaugural recipient of the 2020 Peter Hall Prize is Rina Foygel Barber, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago. Read more
November 26, 2019
Congratulations to Prof. Wei Biao Wu for being elected to receive a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
November 1, 2019
Lek-Heng Lim, Associate Professor in Statistics and the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2020 for his contributions to applied mathematics, particularly numerical linear algebra.
August 5, 2019
William H. Kruskal Instructor Daniel Massatt Awarded the 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize for PhD Thesis Research
June 4, 2019
PhD candidate, Yuxin Zou, awarded the David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics.
June 4, 2019
Prof. Stephen M. Stigler, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, has been awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize for exceptional service in the Physical Sciences Division.
June 3, 2019
We are pleased to congratulate Prof. Steven Lalley for receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring this year.
May 24, 2019
Statistics PhD Peter Panov has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-20. The University-side competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate’s dissertation.
April 23, 2019
PhD student Wanrong Zhu is the recipient of the Elaine K. Bernstein Women in Science Award. The award provides additional assistance for student research and travel.
April 15, 2019
Per A. Mykland, Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics and Finance, has been named a recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
March 21, 2019
PhD student Haoyang Liu has received a Physical Sciences Endowed Fellowship award for his work within our doctoral program.
January 30, 2019
Prof. Rebecca Willett and co-author Eric C. Hall received the "2018 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award" from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for their article "Online Convex Optimization in Dynamic Environments" (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7044563). Congratulations, Becca, on recognition of your ongoing research!
January 23, 2019
Prof. Greg Lawler is a 2019 recipient of the highly prestigious Wolf Prize in mathematics for pioneering research in the use of probability.
January 15, 2019
Prof. Lek-Heng Lim has been awarded the prestigious Hans Schneider Prize for 2019 by the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS). The Society acknowledges the best scholarship in this area of mathematical research triennially.
December 20, 2018