News: Awards

2023

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.


The Winter Consulting Cup Award

March 1, 2023

The Consulting Cup Team Award presentation was held at noon today, Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  


2022

2022-2023 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

December 19, 2022

Alexander Strang, William H. Kruskal Instructor in the Department of Statistics and member of the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), is one of the recipients of the 2022-2023 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.


Our 2022-2023 Harper Fellow!

June 7, 2022

Lijia Zhou, PhD student

Statistics PhD Lijia Zhou has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2022-23.


Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching 2022

May 26, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Wei Biao Wu for receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. 


Prof. Lek-Heng Lim awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

April 11, 2022

Lek-Heng Lim, Professor

Congratulations to Prof. Lek-Heng Lim on being awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2022
 


Lek-Heng Lim selected as a 2022 SIAM Fellow

April 4, 2022

Lek-Heng Lim, Professor

Prof. Lek-Heng Lim, Department of Statistics, has been selected as a 2022 SIAM Fellow


The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup Award

March 9, 2022

The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup Award Winner--The Wednesday Team!

Congratulations to The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup winner - The Wednesday Team!


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┬áto 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.