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Announcements and News

Award-winning Students!
The Department is happy to announce the newly established David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics, thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus David Frohardt-Lane (MS, 2000). This annual award will be given to two graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. Congratulations to Andrew Poppick and Xiang Zhu as the first awardees for their work in statistical climate models and statistical genetics, respectively.

Consulting Project Award Winner
The Department's annual Consulting Project Award was given to Ph.D. candidate Ang Li on Monday, June 6, 2015, at 12:50 pm in E110. Congratulations, Ang!

Prospective Students
Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Email us at

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.

Dept. of Energy ASCR Research Award to Jonathan Weare
Congratulations to Prof. Jonathan Weare for being selected for a 2015 Department of Energy Early Research Award in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program.

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

Best wishes to our department's Spring Quarter graduates!

Walter Dempsey, Ph.D.
Eric Janofsky, Ph.D.
Wei Su, Ph.D.
Ruming Wang, Ph.D.
Chaoxing Dai, M.S.
Peter Hansen, M.S.
Byol Kim, M.S.
Sanggi Kim, M.S.
Zachary Schaefer, M.S.
Jingu Sung, M.S.
Deborah Sutton, M.S.
Ye Tian, M.S.
Nathan Vos, M.S.
Sifu Yue, M.S.
Miao Zhang, M.S.


Department Events This Week

WEDNESDAY, July 29, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
AARON MAURER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Using Probabilistic Knockoffs of Binary Variables to Control the False Discovery Rate"

THURSDAY, July 30, at 1:15 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BOTAO WU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Robust High Frequency Trader"