News: Awards


Congratulations to our Consulting Award recipients for 2023-24

May 15, 2024

Raphael Rossellini and Amber Lee, Consulting Award for 2023-24

Congratulations to our Consulting Award recipients for 2023-24.  Thank you for your participation and hard work!

Veronika Rockova, recipient of the 2024 COPSS Award

May 7, 2024

Veronika Rockova

"For path-breaking contributions to theory and methodology at the intersection of Bayesian and frequentist Statistics in the areas of variable selection, factor models, non-parametric Bayes, tree-based and deep-learning methods, high-dimensional inference, generative methods for Bayesian computation; for exemplary service to Statistics and for generous mentorship of students and post-doctoral researchers."

Winter 2024 Consulting Cup Winners

February 28, 2024

Consulting Cup winners, the Friday Team, John Hood, David Chen, Theodora Ko, and Annie Xie. Congratulations!

Prof. Yuehaw Khoo awarded a prestigious Sloan Fellowship in 2024

February 21, 2024

Prof. Yuehaw Khoo is among five UChicago scholars awarded a prestigious Sloan Fellowship in 2024.

Prof. Rebecca Willett awarded the SIAG DATA Career prize

February 10, 2024

Rebecca Willett, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

Prof. Rebecca Willett has been awarded the inaugural SIAG DATA Career prize

The prize will be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS24) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from October 21 – 25, 2024.

Student Research Poster Day: photos from the event!

January 19, 2024

We invite all students (Stat and CAM) and faculty to the Student Research Poster Day

SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science Best Paper Prize 2024

January 19, 2024

Cong Ma

Congratulations to Cong Ma and co-authors Kaizheng Wang, Yuejie Chi, and Yuxin Chen on receiving the 2024 SIAG/Imaging Science Best Paper Prize for their work "Implicit Regularization in Nonconvex Statistical Estimation: Gradient Descent Converges Linearly for Phase Retrieval, Matrix Completion, and Blind Deconvolution" published on Foundations of Computational Mathematics.



2023 Neumann Prize winner

December 14, 2023

Congratulations to Prof. Stephen M. Stigler on winning the 2023 Neumann Prize for his book, "Casanova's Lottery: The History of a Revolutionary Game of Chance."

Autumn 2023 Consulting Cup Winners

November 29, 2023

Congratulations to the Friday Team!

Prof. Rina Foygel Barber awarded a MacArthur Fellowship

October 4, 2023

Rina Foygel Barber, Louis Block Professor, and MacArthur Fellow

"Developing tools to reduce false positives and improve confidence in high-dimensional data models."

Congratulations to Qiaosen Wang!

October 2, 2023

Qiaosen Wang, PhD Student

Congratulations to Qiaosen Wang, recipient of the Second Annual Takintayo Akinbiyi Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in Statistics.

Chao Gao awarded the Noether Early Career Scholar Award for 2023

July 13, 2023

Chao Gao

Chao Gao, assistant professor, Department of Statistics, is a recipient of the Noether Early Career Scholar Award for 2023. 

2023 Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division

May 30, 2023

Dan Nicolae, Professor

Profs. Dan Nicolae and Michael Franklin are the 2023 recipients of the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division.

Aaron Groff wins the Draft-Legal Duathlon National Championships!

April 27, 2023

Aaron Groff, MS Student

Aaron Groff, Master's student in the Department of Statistics, wins the Draft-Legal Duathlon National Championships in Irving, Texas, at the 2023 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival.

An Applied Mathematician With an Unexpected Toolbox

March 3, 2023

Lek-Heng Lim, Professor, Department of Statistics and Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics

Lek-Heng Lim uses tools from algebra, geometry and topology to answer questions in machine learning.