News: Faculty

2021

Victor Veitch, First UChicago Data Science Faculty, Builds “Safe and Credible” AI Systems

April 27, 2021

Victor Veitch, a new assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and the first faculty hire in the University of Chicago’s new data science initiative, wants to see a future of “safe and credible” artificial intelligence.  In order to realize that vision, he’s interested in revising the foundations of machine learning so that models work in ways more palatable to humans and human values, instead of today’s black boxes and non-sequitur logic.


Four Decades Crossing Disciplinary Lines

March 31, 2021

Prof. Stephen Stigler retired this past October after a long career that included investigating the history of the development of statistical methods, in relation to problems in many fields—from astronomy to medicine to social sciences and psychology. 


Rebecca Willett Selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021

March 31, 2021

Rebecca Willett Selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021


Prof. Chao Gao receives 2021 IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award

March 15, 2021

Prof. Chao Gao has been selected to receive the 2021 Tweedie New Researcher Award from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).


The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman

February 1, 2021

The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman.


Welcome New Faculty

January 1, 2021

We are excited to welcome David Biron, Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Victor Veitch, Assistant Professor, to our department.


2020

Faculty Accolade

December 31, 2020

Rina Foygel Barber has been named the Louis Block Professor.


Our New Faculty Hire!

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!

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

Faculty Accolade

December 30, 2019

Matthew Stephens was named the Ralph W. Gerard Professor, effective January 1, 2020.