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Announcements and News

The Department of Statistics has openings for the positions of William H. Kruskal Instructor, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor. Applications are accepted via the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities employment site.

Prospective Students
Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Email us at

Student Career Event: Statistics in the Real World
Alumni at Lightbank, Nielsen, The Trade Desk, and CME Group will discuss their jobs with current students in E110 on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 4:30 pm. A Q&A reception with refreshments and snacks follows. Co-sponsored by the Department and GSA.

February 17 Lunar New Year Lunch
The Department of Statistics welcomes in the Year of the Ram at its annual luncheon on Tuesday, February 17, at noon, in Eckhart 110.

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's blog speaks in more detail of his project and future plans.

Faculty Accolades
Congratulations to Professors Mike Stein and Steve Stigler for recognition of their contributions at the Joint Statistical Meetings. Stein received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the JSM Section on Statistics and the Environment; Stigler delivered "The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom" as the "ASA President's Invited Address." JSM 2014 took place in Boston this August.

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

IMA Summer School on Modern Applications of Representation Theory
Professors Risi Kondor and Lek-Heng Lim of our Department of Statistics and Prof. Jason Morton of Penn State were the organizers. Guest speakers' lectures by topic and speaker are available here.



Department Events This Week

MONDAY, February 2, 2015, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
PENG DING, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Treatment Effect Heterogeneity"

WEDNESDAY, February 4, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MICHAEL HORRELL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Two Projects in Gaussian Random Field Space-Time Statistics"

THURSDAY, February 5, 2015, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
FATMA KILINC-KARZAN, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
"Structure in Disjunctive Conic Optimization and Non-convex Quadratic Programs"
Host: Christopher Ryan