News: Research

2020

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!


2019

Autumn Quarter graduates!

December 12, 2019

Best wishes to our Autumn Quarter 2019 graduates!


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...


Geometric Learning Bridges Mathematics and Statistics to Marine Biology and Geophysical Sciences

September 5, 2019

Tingran Gao, William H. Kruskal Instructor, has been developing geometric learning frameworks to analyze 3-D scans of complex biological surfaces. 


Daniel Massatt Awarded the 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize for PhD Thesis Research

August 5, 2019

William H. Kruskal Instructor Daniel Massatt Awarded the 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize for PhD Thesis Research