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Admissions FAQs Prospective Students
Our application for Fall 2018 is now closed! The deadline was December 31, 2017. Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

Employment
The Department has openings for a Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Wm. H. Kruskal Instructor, and Assistant Professor for the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative. Applications are accepted at the Academic Career Opportunities jobs site.

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News

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

Lunar New Year Luncheon!
The Department's annual Lunar New Year Luncheon—celebrating the year of the Dog—will be on Tuesday, February 20, 12:15-1:30, in Jones 111. Join us!

Spring Course Registration
Graduate course registration for Spring Quarter runs Monday, February 19, through Friday, February 23, 2018. See Laura Rigazzi in Jones 222A if you have any questions.

Student Career Event: Alumnus Q&A
Danny Ng (PhD '15), a data scientist at Expedia, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session at 12:00 pm on Friday, February 23rd, 2018, in Jones 226. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Kushal Dey and Lei Sun awarded Graduate Collaboration Grant
Congratulations to PhD students Kushal Dey and Lei Sun who, along with Lauren M. Jackson (PhD candidate in English), have been selected to receive a Graduate Collaboration Grant for their project "Social Movement and Media Narrative: Statistical and Machine Learning Analysis of Socio-political News Coverage."  Faculty advisors on this project are Profs. Michael Dawson (Political Science) and Peter McCullagh (Statistics).  This grant is part of the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative.

Congratulations to our Harper Fellow!
Statistics PhD Vivak Patel has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-18. The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation.

Faculty Professional Service Honor
Prof. Per Mykland, Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor, is the new president of the Society for Financial Econometrics for 2017-19. Congratulations, Per!

Michael Stein Awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize
Prof. Michael Stein has been awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize for exceptional service in the Physical Sciences Division. The Kelly Prize will be awarded at the PSD Convocation ceremony on June 10.

Lathisms/AMS Recognize Jose Rodriguez
Statistics Postdoctoral Scholar Jose Rodriguez has been recognized by Lathisms and AMS for his scholarly contributions to math and statistics as the "mathematician of the day" for October 1 during Hispanic Heritage Month. Kudos to Jose!

Ph.D. Degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics
The University of Chicago has recently approved a new degree-granting Ph.D. program in Computational and Applied Mathematics. The program will be jointly administered by faculty in a number of departments (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science and others) in a formal framework called the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM). Information about the Ph.D. program can be found here, and about the faculty in the Committee here.

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 19 through FRIDAY, February 23, 2018
Spring Course Registration

MONDAY, February 19, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue

Joint Seminar with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
AADITYA RAMDAS, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Multiple Hypothesis Testing with A Human In-The-Loop"
TUESDAY, February 20, 2018, at 12:15-1:30 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Statistics Lunar New Year Lunch
Year of the Dog
FRIDAY, February 23, 2018, at 12:00 pm, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Student Career Event: Alumnus Q&A
Danny Ng (PhD '15), a data scientist at Expedia, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session. A pizza lunch will be provided.