News: Awards


Rina Foygel Barber wins Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize

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


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award

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.

2020 Class of Fellows of the AMS

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. 

Daniel Massatt Awarded the 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize for PhD Thesis Research

August 5, 2019

William H. Kruskal Instructor Daniel Massatt Awarded the 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize for PhD Thesis Research

David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics

June 4, 2019

PhD candidate, Yuxin Zou, awarded the David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics.

Stephen M. Stigler Awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize

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.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

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.

Congratulations to our Harper Fellow!

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.

Elaine K. Bernstein Women in Science Award

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.

Per Mykland Chosen as Guggenheim Fellow

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.

Student Fellowship Award

March 21, 2019

PhD student Haoyang Liu has received a Physical Sciences Endowed Fellowship award for his work within our doctoral program.

Rebecca Willett—IEEE Award for Best Paper

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" ( Congratulations, Becca, on recognition of your ongoing research!

Lawler Awarded Wolf Prize

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.

Award-winning Faculty

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.


Congratulate our Student Women in Science

December 20, 2018