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Announcements and News

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

Statistics Consulting Project Requests
The Consulting Program will close soon for the academic year. All consulting requests should be submitted by the end of April.

Employment
The Department of Statistics has an opening(s) for an Associate Professor. Applications are accepted via the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities employment site.

The Department of Statistics has an opening(s) for the position of William H. Kruskal Instructor. 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 admissions@galton.uchicago.edu.

Billingsley Lectures on Probability
Prof. Scott Sheffield of MIT will speak on "Snowflakes, Slot Machines, Chinese Dragons, and QLE" for the 3rd annual Billingsley Lecture on Probability on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 4:30 pm in Eckhart 133. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Eckhart 209.

Bahadur Memorial Lectures
Susan A. Murphy, H. E. Robbins Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan was the speaker for the annual Bahadur Memorial Lectures on April 2 and 3, 2014, at 4:00 pm in Eckhart 133.

Plotnick Fellowship Awarded
Congratulations to Dinah Shender for being awarded a 2013–14 Plotnick Fellowship in recognition of academic excellence and success in the Statistics PhD program. Board of Trustee Harvey Plotnick sponsors this fellowship program for the Physical Sciences Division to encourage and recognize the Division's leading 4th-year doctoral students

 

 

 

2014 Summer Graduate Program Here at UC
"Modern Applications of Representation Theory" is accepting graduate student applications for the July 20–August 6 session organized by Profs. Risi Kondor, Lek-Heng Lim, and Jason Morton. The application deadline is April 30. See program site for specifics.

2013 Nobel Prize in Economics
We congratulate Prof. Lars Peter Hansen on being awarded the Economics Nobel for 2013. Lars is the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Economics, Statistics, and the College. A conference (http://economics.uchicago.edu/hansen-nobel-event.shtml) in honor of Lars was held in December at the Logan Center for the Arts.

Department Events This Week

MONDAY, April 21, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
STATISTICS COLLOQUIUM
XUMING HE, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Scalable Bayesian Model Selection Methods"

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL COMPUTING SEMINAR
KEVIN MCGOFF, Department of Mathematics, Duke University
"Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Dynamical Systems"