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

  • George Herbert Jones LaboratoryNew home of the Department of Statistics
  • Why UChicago Statistics? Read about the exciting changes to our programs of study.
  • 2016 Billingsley Lectures on ProbabilityWe are pleased to have Professor JEAN-FRANCOIS LE GALL, Universite Paris-Sud, as our honored speaker.
  • Scientific and Statistical Computing SeminarsAutumn 2016
  •  Statistics ColloquiumAutumn 2016
  • Student SeminarsSummer 2016
  • Best wishes to our Summer Quarter graduates!Marc Goessling, Ph.D., Rishideep Roy, Ph.D., Mengyu Xu, Ph.D., Yuancheng Zhu, Ph.D., Bharat Chandar, M.S., Sihan Chen, M.S., and Jonathan Eskreis-Winkler, M.S.
  • Statistics Alumni EventThe Department of Statistics hosted an alumni reception on August 1st, as part of the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings.
  • Sloan Fellowship to Rina Foygel BarberCongratulations to Prof. Rina Foygel Barber as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics.
  • Congratulations to Lek-Heng LimProf. Lek-Heng Lim is one of 24 recipients to receive a DARPA Young Faculty Award of $500,000 for 2015-2017.
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics InitiativeThe Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative builds on the interdisciplinary efforts of Statistics faculty, students; their research, seminars, and classes.

News

Billingsley Lectures on Probability
Prof. Jean-Francois Le Gall of the Universite Paris-Sud Orsay will speak on "Random Planar Geometry" for the 5th Billingsley Lecture on Probability on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 4:30 pm in Eckhart 133. Reception to follow in Eckhart 209.

New & Returning Students!
Note the following events:
Prelim exams: Sept 12-16
New student orientation: Sept 19-23
Course registration for all students: Sept 19-23

Alumni Event
The Department of Statistics hosted an alumni reception on August 1st, as part of the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings.

Sloan Fellowship to Rina Foygel Barber
Congratulations to Prof. Rina Foygel Barber as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. The Foundation awards 2-year fellowships annually in 8 scientific and technical fields; recipients receive $55,000 to further their research.

Congratulations to Lek-Heng Lim
Prof. Lek-Heng Lim is one of 24 recipients to receive a DARPA Young Faculty Award of $500,000 for 2015-2017. The objective of the program "is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process."

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, September 26, 2016, Autumn Quarter begins
MONDAY, September 26, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
LEK-HENG LIM, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Fastest Algorithms for Structured Matrices via Algebra"
WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2016, at 12:15 PM, in Kersten (KPTC) 206, 5720 S. Ellis Ave.
Joint with MRSEC's Computations in Science Seminar
JONATHAN WEARE, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Stratification of Markov Processes for Rare Event Simulation"
THURSDAY, September 29, 2016, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
RICHARD SAMWORTH, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge
"High-Dimensional Changepoint Estimation via Sparse Projection"
Host: Rina Foygel Barber
FRIDAY, September 30, 2016, Chair's New Student Party, at 5:30 pm