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

The Department has openings for a Senior Lecturer and two tenure-track positions: an Assistant Professor of statistics and/or data science; an Assistant Professor of computational and applied mathematics.

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Happy Holidays!
We all enjoyed good company, good music, good food and drinks at the Department's Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 4th, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm, in the Ida Noyes 3rd-floor Theater. Click here to see moments from the party.

Best Wishes to Our Autumn Quarter Graduates!
Mengyin Lu, PhD
Ulises Pereira, PhD
Brandon Chao, MS
Daniel Cunningham, MS
Adrian Diaz, MS
Joshua Falk, MS
Jea Ho Kim, MS
Chloe Lepert, MS
Kim Ting Li, MS
Jeremy Seeman, MS
Tony Yao Zhang, MS

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

Congratulations to our Harper Fellow!
Statistics PhD Christopher McKennan has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2018-19. The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
We are pleased to congratulate Associate Professor Rina Foygel Barber for receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring this year. The award is given annually each Spring to full-time faculty in the divisions who exemplify the highest teaching standards and are nominated for distinction by their students and home department. Congratulations and thanks to Rina for her wonderful service to our students and department.

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!

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, December 10 through FRIDAY, December 14, 2018, Autumn Quarter final exams
MONDAY, December 10, 2018, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
TAE HYUN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Effects of Ancestry on the African American Transcriptome: Statistical Challenges in Modern Biomedical Data"
THURSDAY, December 13, 2018, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
HAOYANG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Some Problems Related to Sparse, Low Rank, Contamination, and Changepoint Structure"
SATURDAY, December 15, 2018, Autumn Quarter ends