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Admissions FAQs Prospective Students
Our application for Fall 2018 is now closed! The deadline was December 31, 2017. Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

The Department has openings for a Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Assistant Professor for the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative. Applications are accepted at the Academic Career Opportunities jobs site.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.


Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
We are pleased to congratulate Associate Professor Rina Foygel Barber for receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring this year. The award is given annually each Spring to full-time faculty in the divisions who exemplify the highest teaching standards and are nominated for distinction by their students and home department. Congratulations and thanks to Rina for her wonderful service to our students and department.

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

Bahadur Memorial Lectures
Prof. HÃ¥vard Rue of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology will give the 19th Annual Bahadur Lectures on Monday, April 16, at 4:30 PM  in Eckhart Hall,  5734 S. University Avenue, Room 133, (reception before lecture in Jones 111) and on Thursday, April 19th at 3:30PM in the Stevanovich Center, 5727 S. University Avenue, MS 112, (reception following lecture in Stevanovich Center, MS Library).

GradUCon 2018
The ninth annual GradUCon will take place Friday, April 6, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM, at International House, 1414 East 59th Street. Registration is now open at

Faculty Professional Service Honor
Prof. Per Mykland, Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor, is the new president of the Society for Financial Econometrics for 2017-19. Congratulations, Per!

Best wishes to our department's Winter Quarter M.S. graduates!
Guanzhou Chen, Jen-Tse Kao,
Byung Wook Kim, Brian Kyu Won Lee,
Yingzhao Li, Jiyi Liu,
Zhiwei Ma, Brandon Notario,
Ye Tian, Yao Tong,
Yuexi Wang, Hannah Worrall,
Hantao Wu, Dongyue Xie,
Zheng Xu, Fangzhou Yang,
Haode Yang, Mengyao Yang,
Yibo Yang, Zi Ye,
Jinjie Zhang, Shuo Zhang,
Chen Zhou, Yangze Zhou,
Wanrong Zhu, Haoyuan Zou

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.

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

Department Events This Week

MONDAY, April 23, 2018, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HUSSEIN AL-ASADI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Approaches to Investigate Population Structure in Ancient DNA"

MONDAY, April 23, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
SIVARAMAN BALAKRISHNAN, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
"Beyond Classical Minimaxity"

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YIFENG SHI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Overview of Recent Development on Graph Kernels"

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018, at 9:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
PO-HSIANG PENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Stochastic Copula Autoregressive Model"

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HANJING ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Optimal Thresholding Estimator of Covariance Matrix for High Dimensional Time Series"