News: Faculty


Faculty accolade

December 30, 2019

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

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.

Department picnic

May 8, 2019

All Statistics students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to the annual Department Picnic on SUNDAY, June 2, 2019, at 12 pm, at Promontory Point in Hyde Park.

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

Gregory Lawler awarded Wolf Prize

January 23, 2019

Prof. Gregory 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.

Lunar new year lunch

January 10, 2019

The Department's annual lunar new year luncheon


Congratulate our student women in science

December 20, 2018

Happy holidays!

December 13, 2018