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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.

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).


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.

The eighth annual GradUCon will take place Friday, April 7, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at International House, 1414 East 59th Street. Registration is now open at

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.

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

Best wishes to our Winter Quarter M.S. graduates!

Nicholas Chase Lingxiao Lou Siyu Song Muzhe Zeng
Jang Won Choi Shan Lu Lijing Wang Tianyu Zhan
Kelli-Jean Chun Siao Lu Siqi Wang Yumeng Zhang
Jingting Li Jiajun Shen Jianeng Xu Yushen Zhang
Mandie Liu      

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, March 27, 2017, Spring Quarter begins
MONDAY, March 27, 2017, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
RINA BARBER, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Optimization with Nonconvex Functions and Nonconvex Constraints"
THURSDAY, March 30, 2017, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
JIANWEI XIAO, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
"Randomized QR Factorization with Column Pivoting"
Host: Lek-Heng Lim