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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
  • Department of Statistics Annual Picnic
  • Worldwide Statistics
  • Sloan Fellowship to Rina Foygel Barber
  • Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
  • Matthew Stephens discusses his research in the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiry
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Weare
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative

News

Celebrating 60 Years of Statistics
The Department will recognize 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. Registration is requested.

Bahadar Memorial Lectures
The 17th Annual Bahadur Lectures will be 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 is held in conjunction with the conference "A Celebration of Statistics at Chicago."

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.

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 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.

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, May 2, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
TONG ZHANG, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University
"Statistics in Big Data Optimization"
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HAO JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Pairs Trading Research, A Cointegration Approach"
THURSDAY, May 5, 2016, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
BRAXTON OSTING, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
"Dirichlet Graph Partitions"
Host: Lek-Heng Lim
FRIDAY, May 6, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHAO MOU CHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Effects of Smoking, Alcohol and Marijuana on Mood Levels and Variations: An Application of a Mixed-Effects Location Scale Model"
FRIDAY, May 6, 2016, at 1:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIJUN DING, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"