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.
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The Statistics Consulting Program
The Department of Statistics Consulting Program is open and receiving project requests for the new academic year.
Bahadur Memorial Lectures
Prof. Håvard Rue of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology will give the 19th Annual Bahadur Lectures on Monday, April 16, at 4:30 PM in Eckhart Hall, 5734 S. University Avenue, Room 133, (reception before lecture in Jones 111) and on Thursday, April 19th at 3:30PM in the Stevanovich Center, 5727 S. University Avenue, MS 112, (reception following lecture in Stevanovich Center, MS Library).
The ninth annual GradUCon will take place Friday, April 6, 2018, from
10:00 AM to 6:30 PM, at International House, 1414 East 59th Street.
Registration is now open at https://graducon.uchicago.edu/.
Best wishes to our department's Winter Quarter M.S. graduates!
Guanzhou Chen, Jen-Tse Kao,
Byung Wook Kim, Brian Kyu Won Lee,
Yingzhao Li, Jiyi Liu,
Zhiwei Ma, Brandon Notario,
Ye Tian, Yao Tong,
Yuexi Wang, Hannah Worrall,
Hantao Wu, Dongyue Xie,
Zheng Xu, Fangzhou Yang,
Haode Yang, Mengyao Yang,
Yibo Yang, Zi Ye,
Jinjie Zhang, Shuo Zhang,
Chen Zhou, Yangze Zhou,
Wanrong Zhu, Haoyuan Zou
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!
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.
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!
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.