News: Research

2022

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

May 26, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Wei Biao Wu for receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. 


Lek-Heng Lim selected as a 2022 SIAM Fellow

April 4, 2022

Lek-Heng Lim, Professor

Prof. Lek-Heng Lim, Department of Statistics, has been selected as a 2022 SIAM Fellow


The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup Award

March 9, 2022

The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup Award Winner--The Wednesday Team!

Congratulations to The Winter 2022 Consulting Cup winner - The Wednesday Team!


2021

New UChicago-City Colleges of Chicago Program Will Train Next Generation of Data Science Educators

December 16, 2021

City Colleges of Chicago students learn in a wet lab in Abbott Memorial Hall.

A new UChicago - CCC Data Science Preceptorship Program, now accepting candidates to start in 2022-2023, will place recent Ph.D. graduates in teaching roles at both institutions and provide them with faculty mentoring and training in creating effective and inclusive learning environments.


The Fall 2021 Consulting Cup Award

December 2, 2021

The Consulting Cup winning team for Fall 2021.

Congratulations to The Fall 2021 Consulting Cup winner -- The Thursday Team! 


2021-2022 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardee

November 29, 2021

Jongyoon Baik, MS candidate in Statistics, and PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago, has been awarded a 2021-2022 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) by the American Political Science Association for her dissertation research. 


Consulting award presentation

July 12, 2021

Micol Tresoldi (2020-2021) and Dongyue Xie (2019-2020) at consulting award presentatioin.

Professors Dan Nicolae and Peter McCullagh presented the Consulting Award certificates to Micól Tresoldi (winner for 2020-2021), and Dongyue Xie (winner for 2019-2020) at 4:15 pm in Jones 110.


Brent Doiron, inaugural director of the Grossman Institute

June 30, 2021

Brent Doiron, inaugural director of the Grossman Institute

The PSD profiled Professor Brent Doiron, Departments of Neurobiology and Statistics, as he steps into the new role as inaugural director of the Grossman Institute for Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, which seeks to integrate the work of theorists and experimentalists at UChicago spanning the Physical, Biological, and Social Science Divisions towards a better understanding of neural systems. 


Consulting award winner!

June 11, 2021

Please join us in congratulating Micól Tresoldi, winner of our consulting award for 2020-2021.


Spring Quarter 2021 graduates

May 24, 2021

Enakshi Saha, PhD student

Congratulations and best wishes to our Spring Quarter 2021 graduates!


David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics

May 24, 2021

Micol Tresoldi, PhD candidate

The Department's David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given yearly to graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. The award includes a supplement to the student’s summer support. This year, the award is given to Micol Tresoldi for her research on sparsity in ANOVA and F-ratios, and for her outstanding contributions to the consulting program over the years. 


Symposium highlights UChicago collaborations with leading French research center

May 18, 2021

Yi Liu, PhD candidate

An online symposium featured 11 presentations by student teams from UChicago and French universities affiliated with the French National Centre for Scientific Research, with questions and discussion from faculty supervisors. Attendees voted to choose the best presentations and awarded two prizes. PSD’s Yi Liu in statistics (pictured) and Maria Douaihy of CNRS – U. Montpellier won second place for “Modeling Transcriptional Bursting in Space and Time.” First place was awarded to Marie Greaney of BSD and Maxime Lehman of CNRS – U. Paris-Saclay for “How is Sensory Information Transformed into Appropriate Motor Control?”


Congratulations to our Harper Fellow!

May 13, 2021

Pinhan Chen, PhD candidate

Statistics PhD Pinhan Chen has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-22.


Victor Veitch, first UChicago data science faculty, builds “safe and credible” AI systems

April 27, 2021

Victor Veitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics

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.


Alumni SPOTLIGHT: Meet Jessica Kunke

April 5, 2021

Jessica Kunke, PhD Student, Department of Statistics, University of Washington

Our Alumni SPOTLIGHT highlights Jessica Kunke, SM'20.