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Admissions FAQs Prospective Students
Our application for Fall 2019 is now open! The deadline is December 31, 2018. Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

Employment
The Department has openings for two tenure-track positions: an Assistant Professor of statistics and/or data science; an Assistant Professor of computational and applied mathematics.

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News

Billingsley Lectures on Probability
Prof. Allan Sly from Princeton University will speak on "Phase Transitions of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems" for the 7th Billingsley Lecture on Probability on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 4:00 pm in Kent 120, 1024 E. 58th Street. Reception to follow in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue.

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

Consulting Project Award Winner
The Department's annual Consulting Award was presented to Ph.D. candidate Enakshi Saha on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 1:00 pm in Jones 304. Congratulations, Enakshi!

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.

Award-winning Students!
The Department's David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics is given yearly to graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. The award includes a supplement to the student's summer support. This year, the award was given to Lei Sun for his work in genomics and for his research at the intersection of arts, culture and science, and to Tae Kim for her research on copy number variation and on local ancestry impact on patterns of gene expression. This award was established thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus David Frohardt-Lane (MS, 2000).

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
We are pleased to congratulate Associate Professor Rina Foygel Barber for receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring this year. The award is given annually each Spring to full-time faculty in the divisions who exemplify the highest teaching standards and are nominated for distinction by their students and home department. Congratulations and thanks to Rina for her wonderful service to our students and department.

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!

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, October 22, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
BOAZ NADLER, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
"Unsupervised Ensemble Learning"
FRIDAY, October 26, 2018, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ULISES PEREIRA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Unsupervised Learning of Neuronal Representations in Brain Networks"