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

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.


Best wishes to our department's Autumn Quarter graduates!
Wei Wang, Ph.D.
Yufei Feng, M.S.
Tom Hen, M.S.
Ekaterina Mikhailova, M.S.
Jeffrey Relf, M.S.
Feng Wang, M.S.
Haiming Wang, M.S.
Jingcao Wang, M.S.
Zhexuan Xu, M.S.
Hang Yin, M.S.
Yiling You, M.S.

T'is the Season!
Good company, good music, good food and drink, was enjoyed by all at the Department's Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 6, from 5:00-8:30 pm, in the Ida Noyes 3rd-floor Theatre, 1212 E. 59th Street. Click here to enjoy highlights from the party.

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!

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

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.

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, January 15, 2018, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University holiday)
WEDNESDAY, January 17, 2018, at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistic Colloquium
JU SUN, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
"When Are Nonconvex Optimization Problems Not Scary?"
FRIDAY, January 19, 2018, at 11:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINJIE ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Grothendieck Constant is Norm of Strassen Matrix Multiplication Tensor"
FRIDAY, January 19, 2018, at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
DANIEL SANZ-ALONSO, The Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
"Statistical and Algorithmic Robustness in Data Assimilation, Inverse Problems, and Machine Learning"