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Our application for Fall 2019 is now closed! The deadline was December 31, 2018. Read more about our exciting programs of study at our Divisional and Departmental Admissions sites. Questions? Visit our FAQs.

The Department has openings for a Senior Lecturer and three tenure-track positions: an Assistant Professor of statistics and/or data science; an Assistant Professor as well as an Associate Professor of computational and applied mathematics.

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  • Department of Statistics Seminar Series
  • Department of Statistics Student Seminar Series
  • George Herbert Jones Laboratory
  • Michael Stein Workshop
  • 2019 GRADUCon
  • Department of Statistics Consulting Program
  • Student Fellowship Award
  • 2019 Wolf Prize
  • 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to Per Mykland
  • 2019 Hans Schneider Award to Lek-Heng Lim
  • PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative


Bahadur Memorial Lectures
Prof. Iain Johnstone of Stanford University will give the 20th Annual Bahadur Lectures on Monday, May 6th, at 4:30 PM in Eckhart Hall, 5734 S. University Avenue, Room 133 (reception before lecture in Jones 111) and on Thursday, May 9th at 3:30 PM in Kent Chemical Laboratory, 1020 E. 58th Street, Room 107.

Michael Stein's Workshop
A workshop celebrating Michael Stein's 60th birthday will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, starting at 8:30 AM, in the Stevanovich Center, MS 112, at 5727 S. University Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Please visit the workshop website for more information.

GradUCon 2019
The tenth annual GradUCon will take place Friday, April 5, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at International House, 1414 East 59th Street. Registration is now open!

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

Student Fellowship Award
PhD student Haoyang Liu has received a Physical Sciences Endowed Fellowship award for his work within our doctoral program. Congratulations, Haoyang!

Congratulate our Student Women in Science
PhD student Wanrong Zhu is the recipient of the Elaine K. Bernstein Women in Science Award. The award provides additional assistance for student research and travel. Congratulations, Wanrong!

Lawler Awarded Wolf Prize
Prof. Greg Lawler is a 2019 recipient of the highly prestigious Wolf Prize in mathematics for pioneering research in the use of probability. The award ceremony will be held in May. Congratulations, Greg!

Per Mykland Chosen as Guggenheim Fellow
Per A. Mykland, Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics and Finance, has been named a recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Guggenheim Fellows are selected on the basis of past achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has offered Fellowships since 1925. Of the 168 recipients for 2019, Per Mykland is one of two selected Applied Mathematics fellows; he is also one of five UC faculty selected for fellowships in all areas. Congratulations, Per!

Award-winning Faculty
Prof. Lek-Heng Lim has been awarded the prestigious Hans Schneider Prize for 2019 by the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS). The Society acknowledges the best scholarship in this area of mathematical research triennially. Lek-Heng will be formally presented with his award at the ILAS’s 23rd annual meeting in June 2020 in Galway, Ireland, with the National University of Ireland, Galway, sponsoring the meeting of mathematicians. Congratulations to Prof. Lim on his award and ongoing research in applied mathematics!

Rebecca Willett--IEEE Award for Best Paper
Prof. Rebecca Willett and co-author Eric C. Hall received the "2018 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award" from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for their article "Online Convex Optimization in Dynamic Environments" ( Congratulations, Becca, on recognition of your ongoing research!

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 22, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
YING NIAN WU, Department of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Representational Theory of Grid Cells"