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Announcements and News

The Department of Statistics has openings for the positions of William H. Kruskal Instructor, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor. 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

February 17 Lunar New Year Lunch
The Department of Statistics welcomed in the Year of the Ram at its annual luncheon on Tuesday, February 17, at noon, in Eckhart 110.

Sloan Fellowship to Jian Ding
Congratulations to Prof. Jian Ding as one of 126 early-career scientists to receive a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. The Foundation awards 2-year fellowships annually in 9 scientific and technical fields; recipients receive $50,000 to further their research.

Data-Driven Discovery Award to Matthew Stephens
Congratulations to Prof. Matthew Stephens as one of fourteen investigators selected for DDD awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its five-year interdisciplinary science research initiative. Matthew's blog speaks in more detail of his project and future plans.

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

IMA Summer School on Modern Applications of Representation Theory
Professors Risi Kondor and Lek-Heng Lim of our Department of Statistics and Prof. Jason Morton of Penn State were the organizers. Guest speakers' lectures by topic and speaker are available here.


Department Events This Week

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 202, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
GUILLAUME BAL, Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
"Mathematical Questions in Ultrasound Elastography"

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar
HORACIO ROTSTEIN, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Frequency Preference Response to Oscillatory Inputs in Neuronal Models: A Geometric Approach to Subthreshold Resonance"
Host: Nicolas Brunel