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Announcements and News

2014 Summer Graduate Program Here at UC
"Modern Applications of Representation Theory," a program sponsored by IMA and NSF, will be held July 20–August 6. Profs. Risi Kondor, Lek-Heng Lim, and Jason Morton, are the organizers. See program site for specifics.

Honorary Degree Awarded
The Department is pleased to announce that one of the seven honorary degrees presented at the 519th convocation on Saturday, June 14, was awarded to statistician-geneticist Terence Speed. Terry Speed gave a lecture on "Removing Unwanted Variation" on Wednesday, June 11.

Congratulations, Graduates!
Best wishes to our Spring Quarter M.S. graduates:

Nelson Auner Heebum Lee Siyuan Ma Swati
Yuefeng Han Wesley Lee Shailee Mehta Sen Tian
David Leesok Kim Xinyue Li Chu Qi Shiwei Ye
Sehwa Kim Mengyin Lu Zhengjian Song Zichun Ye

Data Visualization Challenge Winner
Congratulations to MS graduate Nelson Auner for being one of the winners of the first annual UChicago Data Visualization Challenge. His submission of "Making Indonesia" garnered a $500 Amazon gift certificate in recognition of his work.

Consulting Project Award Winner
The Department's annual Consulting Project Award was given to Ph.D. candidate Subhajit Goswami on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 1:00 pm in E110. Congratulations, Subhajit!

Plotnick Fellowship Awarded
Congratulations to Dinah Shender for being awarded a 2013–14 Plotnick Fellowship in recognition of academic excellence and success in the Statistics PhD program. Board of Trustee Harvey Plotnick sponsors this fellowship program for the Physical Sciences Division to encourage and recognize the Division's leading 4th-year doctoral students

 

 

 

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

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

Department Events This Week

July 20–August 6, 2014, "Modern Applications of Representation Theory," a program sponsored by IMA and NSF. Profs. Risi Kondor, Lek-Heng Lim, and Jason Morton, are the organizers. See program site for specifics.

FRIDAY, August 1, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIAN XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Simultaneous Confidence Bands in Time Series Regression Models"

FRIDAY, August 1, 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YACHEN XIE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Adaptive Thresholding Method to Estimate Sparse Covariance Matrix"