News: 2019

December

The deadline for our Fall 2020 application is December 31, 2019!

December 31, 2019

Keisha Prowoznik, Admissions & Student Affairs Specialist


Faculty accolade

December 30, 2019

Matthew Stephens, Ralph W. Gerard Professor

Matthew Stephens was named the Ralph W. Gerard Professor, effective January 1, 2020. 


Autumn quarter 2019 graduates!

December 12, 2019

Best wishes to our Autumn Quarter 2019 graduates!


November

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award

November 26, 2019

Wei Biao Wu, Professor

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, Professor

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. 


October

New initiative brings together AI and science

October 10, 2019

Rebecca Willett, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

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...


The Statistics Consulting Program

October 4, 2019

Peter McCullagh

The Department of Statistics Consulting Program is now open and receiving project requests for the new academic year.


September

Our application for Fall 2020 is now open!

September 23, 2019

Keisha Prowoznik, Admissions & Student Affairs Specialist

Our application for Fall 2020 is now open!


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. 


August

Best wishes to our Summer Quarter graduates!

August 21, 2019

Eric Weine

Best wishes to our Summer Quarter graduates!


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


June

RTG Summer Lectures on Data Science

June 24, 2019

David Bindel, Visiting Scholar


Consulting Award winner

June 5, 2019

Keshav Vemuri

The Department's annual Consulting Award was presented to Ph.D. candidate Keshav Vemuri on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1:00 pm in Jones 111.


David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics

June 4, 2019

Yuxin Zou

PhD candidate, Yuxin Zou, awarded the David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics.


Stephen M. Stigler Awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize

June 4, 2019

Stephen M. Stigler, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor

Prof. Stephen M. Stigler, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, has been awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize for exceptional service in the Physical Sciences Division.