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Admissions FAQs Prospective Students
Our application for Fall 2017 is now closed! The deadline was December 31, 2016. Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

Employment
The Department has openings for an Assistant Professor (applications are accepted at the Academic Career Opportunities jobs site) and a William H. Kruskal Instructor (also apply at ACO, requisition #03219).

  • George Herbert Jones LaboratoryNew home of the Department of Statistics
  • Why UChicago Statistics? Read about the exciting changes to our programs of study.
  • Ph.D. Degree in Computational and Applied MathematicsThe University of Chicago has recently approved a new degree-granting Ph.D. program in Computational and Applied Mathematics.
  • Graduate Course RegistrationMonday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Statistics ColloquiumWinter 2017
  • Scientific and Statistical Computing SeminarsWinter 2017
  • Student SeminarsWinter 2017
  • Rina Foygel Barber wins Neubauer FellowshipRina Foygel Barber has been awarded the Neubauer Faculty Fellowship in the College for 2016.

News

Graduate Course Registration for Spring
Graduate course registration for Spring Quarter runs Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, 2017. See Laura Rigazzi in Jones 222A if you have any questions.

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

Lunar New Year Lunch
The Department of Statistics welcomed in the Year of the Rooster with scenes from its annual luncheon on Tuesday, January 31st. Thank you to our wonderful student organizers for a festive and tasty event!

Student Career Event: Alumna Q&A
Ying Li (MS '06), a Survey Statistician at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in Jones 226. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Rina Foygel Barber wins Neubauer Fellowship
Rina Foygel Barber has been awarded the Neubauer Faculty Fellowship in the College for 2016. These fellowships were established in order to recognize innovative and effective teaching on the part of Assistant and Associate Professors who regularly participate in the College’s instructional programs. ┬áCongratulations Rina!

CAMI
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, February 27, 2017, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
GILAD LERMAN, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
"A Well-Tempered Landscape for Non-convex Robust Subspace Recovery"
THURSDAY, March 2, 2017, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
SAM COLE, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
"A Simple Algorithm for Spectral Clustering of Random Graphs"
Host: Ke Ye