News: Faculty


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."

Billingsley Lectures on Probability: Sourav Chatterjee

March 4, 2024

Sourav Chatterjee, Stanford University

We are pleased to have Prof. Sourav Chatterjee, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, as our honored speaker on Thursday, May 2, 2023, at 4:30 PM, Math/Stat 112, 5727 South University Avenue.  A reception will immediately follow the lecture at 5:30 pm, in the Reading Room, Math/Stat 101, 5727 South University Avenue.

Annual Bahadur Memorial Lectures: Emmanuel Cand├Ęs

March 4, 2024

Emmanuel Candes

Prof. Emmanuel Candès, the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University, will give the 23rd Annual Bahadur Lectures on Monday, April 29th, 2024, and Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

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 SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Career Prize

February 10, 2024

Rebecca Willett, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

Prof. Rebecca Willett has been awarded the inaugural SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Career Prize (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.

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.


CISE Distinguished Lecture: Rebecca Willett

January 11, 2024

Rebecca Willett

Rebecca Willett, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, and the Data Science Institute
"Machine Learning Foundations Accelerate Innovation and Promote Trustworthiness" 


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."

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."

Please welcome our latest faculty hire

September 18, 2023

Daniel Xiang, assistant instructional professor

Please join us in welcoming Daniel Xiang, as our new assistant instructional professor!

How AI is transforming scientific research, with Rebecca Willett (Ep. 116)

August 16, 2023

Big Brains Podcasts

Examining the possibilities—and the dangers—of this rapidly developing technology.

Welcome to Xinran Li

August 15, 2023

Xinran Li, Assistant Professor

Please join us in welcoming, Xinran Li, assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and the College.  

Welcome to our new hires!

August 1, 2023

PSD datamap for Statistics

Please join us in welcoming Tristan Goodwill, Anjali Nair, Siyao Yang, and Yuxin Zhou, our new William H. Kruskal Instructors.

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. 

Welcome to our new faculty

July 6, 2023

Nikolaos (Nikos) Ignatiadis and Ryan McShane

The Department welcomes two new faculty: Nikolaos (Nikos) Ignatiadis, assistant professor, and Ryan McShane, assistant instructional professor, to the Department of Statistics, and the Data Science Institute.