News: 2023


Welcome to our new hires!

August 1, 2023

PSD datamap for Statistics

Please join us in welcoming Tristan Goodwill, Anjali Nair, Siyao Yang, and Yuxin Zhou, our new William H. Kruskal Instructors.


Workshop on Mathematical Trends in Medical Imaging

July 26, 2023

Workshop on Mathematical Trends in Medical Imaging August 7-10, 2023

Workshop on Mathematical Trends in Medical Imaging August 7-10, 2023

Prof. Lek-Heng Lim wins Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

July 24, 2023

Lek-Heng Lim

University of Chicago professor of computational and applied mathematics Lek-Heng Lim has been awarded the 2023 Vannevar Bush Fellowship, the U.S. Department of Defense’s most prestigious award for basic research. It provides $3 million in funding to support transformative, “blue-sky” research at the limits of today’s technology.

Chao Gao awarded the Noether Early Career Scholar Award for 2023

July 13, 2023

Chao Gao

Chao Gao, assistant professor, Department of Statistics, is a recipient of the Noether Early Career Scholar Award for 2023. 

Alumni SPOTLIGHT:  Meet Miaoyan Wang

July 7, 2023

Welcome to our new faculty

July 6, 2023

Nikolaos (Nikos) Ignatiadis and Ryan McShane

The Department welcomes two new faculty: Nikolaos (Nikos) Ignatiadis, assistant professor, and Ryan McShane, assistant instructional professor, to the Department of Statistics, and the Data Science Institute.

Axiom’s zero-knowledge proofs might one day help detect deepfakes

July 6, 2023

Yi Sun, assistant professor, Department of Statistics and the College

Prof. Yi Sun discusses his startup Axiom developing technology to quickly and accurately detect deepfakes on the internet.

Guillaume Bal appointed Director of CCAM

July 5, 2023

Guillaume Bal, Professor, Departments of Statistics (CAMI), Mathematics, and the College has been appointed as Director of the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), effective July 1, 2023.

Faculty accolade: Dan Nicolae

July 5, 2023

Dan Nicolae, Professor

Dan Nicolae has been named the Elaine M. and Samuel D. Kersten, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor.


2023 Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division

May 30, 2023

Dan Nicolae, Professor

Profs. Dan Nicolae and Michael Franklin are the 2023 recipients of the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division.

Meet Cristina Martin-Linares, Postdoctoral Scholar

May 23, 2023

Please welcome Cristina Martin-Linares to our department.

Alumni SPOTLIGHT:  Meet Matthew Reimherr, PhD’13

May 23, 2023

Our Spring 2023 Consulting Cup Award Winners

May 17, 2023

Spring 2023 Consulting Cup Winners

Congratulations to our Spring 2023 Consulting Cup winners!

Our 2022-23 Consulting and Senior Consultant Award Winners

May 17, 2023

Soumyabrata Kundu, PhD student

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding participation and contribution to the Consulting Program. 

Robert E. Kass Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 12, 2023

Robert E. Kass, PhD'80, Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics & Computational Neuroscience

Robert E. Kass, alumnus of the Department of Statistics, PhD'80, and the Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.