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  • Eckhart Hall, Department of Statistics
  • Career Q&A with Swati (MS 2014)
  • Statistics Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Andrew Poppick Wins ASA Award
  • Statistics Colloquium
  • SSC Seminars
  • Student Seminars for Winter 2016
  • Why UChicago Statistics?
  • Worldwide Statistics
  • Sloan Fellowship to Jian Ding
  • Data-Driven Discovery Award
  • Matthew Stephens discusses his research in the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiry
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Weare
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative

News

February 9 Lunar New Year Lunch
The Department of Statistics welcomed in the Year of the Monkey at its annual luncheon on Tuesday, February 9. Thank you to the students and their organizers for putting on this gracious department-wide event.

Career Q & A
Swati (MS '14), a Statistical Analyst at TransUnion, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 11th, 2016, in Eckhart 110. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Andrew Poppick Wins ASA Award
Andy Poppick's work on evolving climate variability has won an ASA student paper award. Andy is co-advised by Profs. Michael Stein (Statistics) and Liz Moyer (Geophysical Sciences) and will present his paper at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meeting in Chicago; a preprint is available here. Andy's research is supported by U. Chicago's Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) and by STATMOS, the Research Network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Worldwide Statistics
Prof. Stephen M. Stigler's classic The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (Harvard Univ. Press) is now available in Korean and Arabic translations. Likewise, his Statistics on the Table: The History of Statistical Concepts and Methods is available in Chinese translation. Congratulations, Steve!

Sloan Fellowship to Jian Ding
Congratulations to Prof. Jian Ding as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. The Foundation awards 2-year fellowships annually in 9 scientific and technical fields; recipients receive $50,000 to further their research.

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. Matthew discusses his research in the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiry.

Congratulations to Jonathan Weare
Prof. Jonathan Weare has been awarded the 2015 IMA Prize in Mathematics and Its Applications, which will be presented on November 2 at the 2015 Abel Conference at the IMA. Weare was also selected for a 2015 Department of Energy Early Research Award in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program.

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

MONDAY, February 15, at 8:30 am, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TIANYANG HU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Large Scale Multiple Testing for Clustered Signals"
MONDAY, February 15, at 1:30 pm, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BO LUAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Surface Wind Modeling and Forecasting in North Slope Alaska"
TUESDAY, February 16, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MING YU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Penalized Score Test for High Dimensional Logistic Regression"
TUESDAY, February 16, at 1:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINGYU HE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Factor Model Shrinkage for Linear IV Regression with Many Instruments"
WEDNESDAY, February 17, at 8:00 am, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
NUOYA ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing Parametric Assumptions of Trends of Nonstationary Time Series"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 8:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 9:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YAO WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 10:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIRAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YILIN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
THURSDAY, February 18, 2016, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GUANG CHENG, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
"Bayesian Aggregation for Extraordinarily Large Dataset"
Host: Tracy Ke