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Victor Veitch, First UChicago Data Science Faculty, Builds “Safe and Credible” AI Systems

April 27, 2021

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.  

Alumni SPOTLIGHT: Meet Jessica Kunke

April 5, 2021

Our Alumni SPOTLIGHT highlights Jessica Kunke, MS 2020.

Four Decades Crossing Disciplinary Lines

March 31, 2021

Prof. Stephen Stigler retired this past October after a long career that included investigating the history of the development of statistical methods, in relation to problems in many fields—from astronomy to medicine to social sciences and psychology. 

Rebecca Willett Selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021

March 31, 2021

Rebecca Willett Selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021

Prof. Chao Gao receives 2021 IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award

March 15, 2021

Prof. Chao Gao has been selected to receive the 2021 Tweedie New Researcher Award from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).

Meet statistics student, Ahmed Bou-Rabee

March 10, 2021

Read about our Ph.D. student, Ahmed Bou-Rabee and his research, experiences, and future career plans.

Yi Liu Awarded SBSS Student Paper Award 

February 5, 2021

Ph.D. candidate, Yi Liu, has been awarded the prestigious SBSS Student Paper Award.

The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman

February 1, 2021

The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman.

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.


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.