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

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

News

Student Career Event: Alumnus Q&A
Michael Horrell (PhD '15), a data scientist at Uptake Technologies, LLC, will be giving a career information talk and Q & A session at 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 16th, 2017, in Jones 226. A pizza lunch will be provided.

T'is the Season!
After surviving Fall Finals, prepare for the wonders of winter and all the holidays of light welcoming in the New Year by joining us for the Department's Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 6, 5:00-8:30, in the Ida Noyes 3rd-floor Theatre, 1212 E. 59th Street. Please RSVP here by November 22.

Congratulations to our Harper Fellow!
Statistics PhD Vivak Patel has been awarded the prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-18. The University-wide competition awards financial support toward the completion of the candidate's dissertation.

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!

Michael Stein Awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize
Prof. Michael Stein has been awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Prize for exceptional service in the Physical Sciences Division. The Kelly Prize will be awarded at the PSD Convocation ceremony on June 10.

Lathisms/AMS Recognize Jose Rodriguez
Statistics Postdoctoral Scholar Jose Rodriguez has been recognized by Lathisms and AMS for his scholarly contributions to math and statistics as the "mathematician of the day" for October 1 during Hispanic Heritage Month. Kudos to Jose!

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
MONDAY, November 20, 2017, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
EDO AIROLDI, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Model-Assisted Design of Experiments on Networks"
MONDAY, November 20, 2017, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
JING YU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Optimal Experimental Design and Improved Standard Resampling Algorithm"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, November 23-24, 2017, Thanksgiving Break (University holiday)