July 12, 2021
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.
June 30, 2021
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.
June 11, 2021
Please join us in congratulating Micól Tresoldi, winner of our consulting award for 2020-2021.
May 24, 2021
Congratulations and best wishes to our Spring Quarter 2021 graduates!
May 24, 2021
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.
May 18, 2021
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?”
May 13, 2021
Statistics PhD Pinhan Chen has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-22.
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. 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.
April 5, 2021
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.
March 31, 2021
Rebecca Willett selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2021
March 15, 2021
March 10, 2021
Read about our PhD student, Ahmed Bou-Rabee and his research, experiences, and future career plans.
February 5, 2021
February 1, 2021
The Department of Statistics mourns the passing of Leo Goodman.