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

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

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  • George Herbert Jones Laboratory
  • Why Statistics?
  • Graduate Course Registration for Spring 2019
  • Nicholas Chase career event
  • Department of Statistics Lunar New Year Lunch
  • Department of Statistics Consulting Program
  • Department of Statistics Seminar Series
  • Department of Statistics Student Seminar Series
  • 2019 Wolf Prize
  • 2019 Hans Schneider Award to Lek-Heng Lim
  • PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative

News

Graduate Course Registration for Spring Quarter
Graduate course registration for Spring Quarter runs from Monday, February 25th, through NOON on Friday, March 1st, 2019. See Keisha in Jones 222A with your signed registration form or if you have any questions.

Student Career Event: Alumnus Q&A
Nicholas Chase (MS '17), a trading assistant at the Rosenthal Collins Group, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session at 12:30 pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2019, in Jones 226. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Lunar New Year Luncheon!
The Department welcomed the year of the Pig with our annual Lunar New Year luncheon on Tuesday, January 29. Thank you to our wonderful student organizers for a festive and tasty event!

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

Congratulate our Student Women in Science
PhD student Wanrong Zhu is the recipient of the Elaine K. Bernstein Women in Science Award. The award provides additional assistance for student research and travel. Congratulations, Wanrong!

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.

Lawler Awarded Wolf Prize
Prof. Greg Lawler is a 2019 recipient of the highly prestigious Wolf Prize in mathematics for pioneering research in the use of probability. The award ceremony will be held in May. Congratulations, Greg!

Award-winning Faculty
Prof. Lek-Heng Lim has been awarded the prestigious Hans Schneider Prize for 2019 by the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS). The Society acknowledges the best scholarship in this area of mathematical research triennially. Lek-Heng will be formally presented with his award at the ILAS’s 23rd annual meeting in June 2020 in Galway, Ireland, with the National University of Ireland, Galway, sponsoring the meeting of mathematicians. Congratulations to Prof. Lim on his award and ongoing research in applied mathematics!

Rebecca Willett--IEEE Award for Best Paper
Prof. Rebecca Willett and co-author Eric C. Hall received the "2018 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award" from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for their article "Online Convex Optimization in Dynamic Environments" (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7044563). Congratulations, Becca, on recognition of your ongoing research!

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.

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 25th, through NOON on FRIDAY, March 1st, 2019
Graduate Course Registration for Spring Quarter 2019
See Keisha in Jones 222A with your signed registration form or if you have questions.
MONDAY, February 25, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
JEFF LEEK, The Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab & Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Data Science Education as a Scalable Economic and Public Health Intervention"