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  • George Herbert Jones Laboratory, new home of the Department of Statistics
  • Why UChicago Statistics? Read about the exciting changes to our programs of study.
  • Statistics Colloquium
  • Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminars
  • Statistics Student Seminars
  • A Celebration of Statistics at Chicago
  • 17th Annual Bahadur Memorial Lectures
  • Summer Quarter Course Registration
  • Department of Statistics Annual Picnic
  • Sloan Fellowship to Rina Foygel Barber
  • Congratulations to Lek-Heng Lim
  • Data-Drive Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative

News

Celebrating 60 Years of Statistics
The Department recognized 60 years of statistics at the University with "A Celebration of Statistics at Chicago" on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, with two days of lectures at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall. Click here for scenes from the event.

Bahadar Memorial Lectures
The 17th Annual Bahadur Lectures was given by Prof. Donald Geman of Johns Hopkins University, the first at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 11, in Stevanovich Center 112; the second at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 13, in the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall, on "Vision Machines by Entropy Pursuit." The second Bahadur lecture of the week was held in conjunction with the conference "A Celebration of Statistics at Chicago." Click here for scenes from the event.

Summer Course Registration
Graduate course registration for Summer Quarter runs Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, 2016. See Laura Rigazzi in Jones 222A if you have any questions.

Department Picnic
All Statistics students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to the annual Department Picnic on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 12 pm at Promontory Point in Hyde Park. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the picnic page.

Sloan Fellowship to Rina Foygel Barber
Congratulations to Prof. Rina Foygel Barber as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. The Foundation awards 2-year fellowships annually in 8 scientific and technical fields; recipients receive $55,000 to further their research.

Congratulations to Lek-Heng Lim
Prof. Lek-Heng Lim is one of 24 recipients to receive a DARPA Young Faculty Award of $500,000 for 2015-2017. The objective of the program "is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process."

Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
Congratulations to Prof. Matthew Stephens as one of fourteen investigators selected for DDD awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its five-year interdisciplinary science research initiative.

CAMI
The Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative builds on the interdisciplinary efforts of Statistics faculty, students; their research, seminars, and classes.


Department Events This Week

SATURDAY, May 21, 2016, at 12:00 pm, at Promontory Point, Hyde Park Chicago
Department of Statistics Annual Picnic
Rain date will be Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 12:00 pm, same location.
MONDAY, May 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
Iain Johnstone, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Low Rank Structure in Highly Multivariate Models"
THURSDAY, May 26, 2016, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
PER-OLOF PERSSON, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
"High-Order Methods for Turbulent Flow Simulations on Deforming Domains"
Host: Ridgway Scott
FRIDAY, May 27, 2016, at 12:30 PM, Math-Stat 112 (Stevanovich Center), 5727 S. University Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
CHRISTIAN MOLLET, Mathematical Institute at the University of Cologne
"Quasi Optimality for Petrov-Galerkin Solutions of Parabolic Random PDEs in Space-Time Weak Form"
Host: Shmuel Weinberger