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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, and Assistant Professor for the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative. Applications are accepted at the Academic Career Opportunities jobs site.


Billingsley Lectures on Probability
Prof. Yuval Peres of the Theory Group, Microsoft Research, in Redmond, Washington will speak on "Gravitational Allocation to Uniform Points on the Sphere" for the 6th Billingsley Lectures on Probability on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 4:30 pm in Kent 120, 1028 E. 58th Street. Reception to follow in Jones 112, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue.

New & Returning Students!
Orientation Week for new students is September 18–22; Course Registration for all students is September 18–22. See Laura in Jones 222.

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.

Award-winning Students!
The David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given annually to two graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. This year's award was given to Christopher McKennan for his work on analysis of asthma genetics and genomics datasets and to Wanting Xu for her work on statistical analysis of high-frequency voltage measurements from an electrical circuit exhibiting chaotic behavior. This award was established thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus, David Frohardt-Lane (MS, 2000).

Rina Foygel Barber: IMS Tweedie New Researcher
Rina Foygel Barber has been awarded the IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award for groundbreaking contributions in high-dimensional statistics and will present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference at Johns Hopkins University on July 27-29, 2017.

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.

Lek-Heng Lim: FoCM Stephen Smale Prize
Lek-Heng Lim will receive the third Stephen Smale Prize for his outstanding contributions to the foundations of computational mathematics, and will present the FoCM Smale Prize Plenary talk at the FoCM 2017 conference in Barcelona being held July 10-19, 2017.

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, September 18, 2017, to FRIDAY, September 22, 2017, Orientation Week for new students and Course Registration for Autumn Quarter.
MONDAY, September 25, 2017, Autumn Quarter begins!
MONDAY, September 25, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
LEI SUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Adaptive Shrinkage with Correlated, Heteroskedastic Noise in Large-Scale Simultaneous Statistical Inference"
MONDAY, September 25, 2017, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
RYAN TIBSHIRANI, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
"Excess Optimism: How Biased is the Apparent Error of an Estimator Tuned by SURE?"
WEDNESDAY, September 27, 2017, at 2:30 PM, in Ryerson 251, 1100 E. 58th Street
Statistics Colloquium
Joint Seminar with Department of Computer Science
RISI KONDOR, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, University of Chicago
"Multiresolution Matrix Factorization"