News: 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! 


Prof. Rebecca Willett Named IEEE Fellow

November 29, 2021

Rebecca Willett, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

Rebecca Willett, Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, was elevated to IEEE Fellow in the organization's 2022 class. Willett was recognized by IEEE “for contributions to the foundations of computational imaging and large-scale data science.”

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. 

Our Autumn Quarter 2021 graduates

November 17, 2021

Maroon outlined phoenix

Join us in congratulating our Autumn Quarter graduates!


Our application for Autumn 2022 is open

September 20, 2021

PSD datamap for Statistics

The application deadline for Autumn 2022 is January 3rd. Read more about our exciting programs of study at our Divisional and Departmental Admissions sites. Questions? Visit our FAQs.


Meet the new members of our department!

August 26, 2021

New department members: Zhimei Ren, Cong Ma, and Yandi Shen

Please welcome the newest members of our department, Zhimei Ren, postdoctoral scholar, Cong Ma, assistant professor, and Yandi Shen, William H. Kruskal Instructor


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.

Our Summer Quarter 2021 graduates

July 1, 2021

Maroon outlined phoenix

Congratulations and best wishes to our Summer Quarter 2021 graduates!


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.


Our Spring Quarter 2021 graduates

May 24, 2021

Maroon outlined phoenix

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┬áto 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.