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Announcements and News

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Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

New & Returning Students!
Note the following events and watch for updates:
New student orientation: Sept 21-25
Course registration for all students: Sept 21-25

The Department has openings for an Assistant Professor and William H. Kruskal Instructor. Applications are accepted at the Academic Career Opportunities jobs site.

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.

David Wallace Awards for Applied Statistics!
The Department is happy to announce the newly established David Wallace Award for Applied Statistics, thanks to a generous donation by Statistics alumnus David Frohardt-Lane (MS, 2000). This annual award will be given to two graduate students working on applications of statistics in scientific domains. Congratulations to Andrew Poppick and Xiang Zhu as the first awardees for their work in statistical climate models and statistical genetics, respectively.

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.

Best wishes to our department's Summer Quarter graduates!
Somak Dutta, Ph.D.
Lian Huan Ng, Ph.D.
Dinah Shender, Ph.D.
Miaoyan Wang, Ph.D.
Aaron Maurer, M.S.
Ulises Pereira, M.S.
Botao Wu, M.S.


Department Events This Week

MONDAY, October 12, 2015, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
KONRAD KORDING, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
"Cracking the Neural Code: A Cryptography Approach to Mind Reading"

THURSDAY, October 15, 2015, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MICHAEL O'NEIL, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
"Fast Direct Algorithms for Gaussian Processes"
Host: Michael Stein