News: Faculty

2020

Our New Faculty Hire for September 2020!

September 3, 2020

The Department is excited to welcome our new faculty hire...READ MORE


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 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...
 


Welcome New Faculty Hires for August 2020!

August 4, 2020

The Department is excited to welcome the following new hires...READ MORE


Graduate Research Opportunities for Women 2020

July 9, 2020

September 13, October 18 and 24
University of Chicago


The GROW 2020 conference is aimed at female-identified undergraduate students who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the mathematical sciences. The conference is open to undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities, including international students.  Visit: https://mathematics.uchicago.edu/grow2020/ for detailed  information and updates.

Applications for GROW 2020 can be submitted at https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/966.  The committee is currently screening applications; those submitted by September 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.

This event is being supported by the University of Chicago Department of Mathematics and the National Science Foundation.


Welcome New Faculty Hires!

July 1, 2020

The Department is excited to welcome the following new hires...READ MORE


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


2019

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. 


New initiative brings together AI and science

October 10, 2019

Prof. Rebecca Willett has been leading a new initiative sponsored by the Office for National Laboratories at the University of Chicago to facilitate new collaborations at the intersection of artificial intelligence and basic sciences in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab.  Read more...


RTG Summer Lectures on Data Science

June 24, 2019


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.


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.


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" (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7044563). Congratulations, Becca, on recognition of your ongoing research!