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Admissions FAQs Prospective Students
Our application for Fall 2017 is now closed! The deadline was December 31, 2016. Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

Employment
The Department has openings for an Assistant Professor (applications are accepted at the Academic Career Opportunities jobs site) and a William H. Kruskal Instructor (also apply at ACO, requisition #03219).

News

Peter McCullagh's Symposium
A symposium celebrating Peter McCullagh's 65th birthday will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 1:15 PM, in the Stevanovich Center, MS 112, at 5727 S. University Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Please visit the symposium website for more information.

Bahadur Lectures
Prof. Xiao-Li Meng of Harvard University will give the 18th Annual Bahadur Lectures on Wednesday, April 19, at 3:30 PM (reception following) and on Thursday, April 20, at 3:30 PM. Both lectures and the reception will be at the Stevanovich Center, MS 112, at 5727 S. University Ave.

Rina Foygel Barber: IMS Tweedie New Researcher
Rina Foygel Barber has been awarded the IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award for groundbreaking contributions in high-dimensional statistics and will present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference at Johns Hopkins University on July 27-29, 2017.

Lek-Heng Lim: FoCM Stephen Smale Prize
Lek-Heng Lim will receive the third Stephen Smale Prize for his outstanding contributions to the foundations of computational mathematics, and will present the FoCM Smale Prize Plenary talk at the FoCM 2017 conference in Barcelona being held July 10-19, 2017.

Lek-Heng Lim: SIAM James H. Wilkinson Prize
Lek-Heng Lim was awarded the 2017 James H. Wilkinson Prize for research in numerical analysis and scientific computing. He will present the James H. Wilkinson Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Prize Lecture on July 12, at the 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting.

Department Picnic
All Statistics students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to the annual Department Picnic on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 12 pm, at Promontory Point in Hyde Park. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the picnic page.

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

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
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DANIEL SCHWARTZ, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation in Multisite Randomized Trials with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects"
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 South Ellis Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
LENKA ZDEBOROVA, Institut de Physique Theorique of CEA/SACLAY, CNRS
"Constrained Low-rank Matrix Estimation"
Host: Risi Kondor