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  • Eckhart Hall, Department of Statistics
  • Statistics Colloquium
  • Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminars
  • Student Seminars
  • Why UChicago Statistics?
  • Congratulations to Our Harper Fellow!
  • Worldwide Statistics
  • Sloan Fellowship to Jian Ding
  • Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
  • Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Weare
  • CAMI


Congratulations to Our Harper Fellow!
We are pleased to congratulate Yuancheng Zhu for being awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2015–16. The Fellowship provides top students with additional support while they are finishing their dissertations.

Worldwide Statistics
Prof. Stephen M. Stigler's classic The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (Harvard Univ. Press) is now available in Korean and Arabic translations. Likewise, his Statistics on the Table: The History of Statistical Concepts and Methods is available in Chinese translation. Congratulations, Steve!

Sloan Fellowship to Jian Ding
Congratulations to Prof. Jian Ding as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. The Foundation awards 2-year fellowships annually in 9 scientific and technical fields; recipients receive $50,000 to further their research.

Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
Congratulations to Prof. Matthew Stephens as one of fourteen investigators selected for DDD awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its five-year interdisciplinary science research initiative. Matthew discusses his research in the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiry.

Congratulations to Jonathan Weare
Prof. Jonathan Weare has been awarded the 2015 IMA Prize in Mathematics and Its Applications, which will be presented on November 2 at the 2015 Abel Conference at the IMA. Weare was also selected for a 2015 Department of Energy Early Research Award in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program.

The Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative builds on the interdisciplinary efforts of Statistics faculty, students; their research, seminars, and classes.

Department Events This Week

THURSDAY, November 26, through FRIDAY, November 27, 2015, Thanksgiving Break (University holiday)
MONDAY, November 30, 2015, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
DAVID DUNSON, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Probabilistic modeling of high-dimensional tables and networks"
THURSDAY, December 3, 2015, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
RICCARDO ZECCHINA, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino
"Efficient Learning and Optimization Algorithms by a Local Entropy Measure"
Host: Nicolas Brunel
THURSDAY, December 3, through FRIDAY, December 4, 2015, College Reading Period