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Our application for Fall 2019 is now closed! The deadline was December 31, 2018. Read more about our exciting programs of study at our Divisional and Departmental Admissions sites. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

  • George Herbert Jones Laboratory
  • Why Statistics?
  • Department of Statistics Seminar Series
  • Department of Statistics Student Seminar Series
  • 2019 Summer Graduate Course Registration
  • Department of Statistics Annual Picnic
  • George Herbert Jones Laboratory
  • Michael Stein Workshop
  • Student Fellowship Award
  • 2019 Wolf Prize
  • 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to Per Mykland
  • 2019 Hans Schneider Award to Lek-Heng Lim
  • PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative


Summer Course Registration
Graduate course registration for Summer Quarter runs Monday, May 20, through NOON on Thursday May 23, 2019. See Keisha Prowoznik in Jones 222A with any paperwork or questions.

Department Picnic
All Statistics students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to the annual Department Picnic on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 12 pm, at Promontory Point in Hyde Park. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the picnic page.

Bahadur Memorial Lectures
Prof. Iain Johnstone of Stanford University will give the 20th Annual Bahadur Lectures on Monday, May 6th, at 4:30 PM in Eckhart Hall, 5734 S. University Avenue, Room 133 (reception before lecture in Jones 111) and on Thursday, May 9th at 3:30 PM in Kent Chemical Laboratory, 1020 E. 58th Street, Room 120.

Michael Stein's Workshop
A workshop celebrating Michael Stein's 60th birthday will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, starting at 8:30 AM, in the Stevanovich Center, MS 112, at 5727 S. University Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Please visit the workshop website for more information.

Student Fellowship Award
PhD student Haoyang Liu has received a Physical Sciences Endowed Fellowship award for his work within our doctoral program. Congratulations, Haoyang!

Congratulate our Student Women in Science
PhD student Wanrong Zhu is the recipient of the Elaine K. Bernstein Women in Science Award. The award provides additional assistance for student research and travel. Congratulations, Wanrong!

Lawler Awarded Wolf Prize
Prof. Greg Lawler is a 2019 recipient of the highly prestigious Wolf Prize in mathematics for pioneering research in the use of probability. The award ceremony will be held in May. Congratulations, Greg!

Per Mykland Chosen as Guggenheim Fellow
Per A. Mykland, Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics and Finance, has been named a recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Guggenheim Fellows are selected on the basis of past achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has offered Fellowships since 1925. Of the 168 recipients for 2019, Per Mykland is one of two selected Applied Mathematics fellows; he is also one of five UC faculty selected for fellowships in all areas. Congratulations, Per!

Award-winning Faculty
Prof. Lek-Heng Lim has been awarded the prestigious Hans Schneider Prize for 2019 by the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS). The Society acknowledges the best scholarship in this area of mathematical research triennially. Lek-Heng will be formally presented with his award at the ILAS’s 23rd annual meeting in June 2020 in Galway, Ireland, with the National University of Ireland, Galway, sponsoring the meeting of mathematicians. Congratulations to Prof. Lim on his award and ongoing research in applied mathematics!

Rebecca Willett--IEEE Award for Best Paper
Prof. Rebecca Willett and co-author Eric C. Hall received the "2018 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award" from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for their article "Online Convex Optimization in Dynamic Environments" ( Congratulations, Becca, on recognition of your ongoing research!

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, May 20, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
SAMUEL KOU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Big data, Google and Disease Detection: A Statistical Adventure"
MONDAY, MAY 20, through NOON on THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
Graduate course registration for Summer Quarter. See Keisha Prowoznik in Jones 222A with any paperwork or questions.