News: Research

2021

Congratulations to Pinhan Chen, Lizhen Nie, Enakshi Saha, Hai Tran-Bach, and Jiacheng Wang who are among twenty PhD students selected as 2020–21 Radix Trading Fellows

January 5, 2021


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.


Alumni SPOTLIGHT:  Meet Vivak Patel

September 29, 2020

Our spotlight highlights Vivak Patel, PhD 2018, and his current career highlights as well as his experiences as a Statistics student.


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. 


Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) opening conference

August 10, 2020

Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) will be hosting an online conference on October 7-9 to introduce the areas it will be focusing on.  Registration is required, but free. 


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...
 


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


Statistics Consulting Project Award

June 17, 2020

Our Consulting Project Award winner for 2019-2020 is Dongyue Xie. 


2020 David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics

June 3, 2020

PhD candidate, Abby Stevens, awarded the David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics.


Congratulations to our Harper Fellow for 2020-21!

May 27, 2020

Statistics PhD student Sen Na has been awarded the prestigious Harper
Dissertation Fellowship for 2020-21
.  The University-wide competition awards
financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation.
 


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


Winter Quarter 2020 Graduates!

February 28, 2020

Best wishes to our Winter 2020 graduates!