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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.

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.


Billingsley Lectures on Probability
Prof. Yuval Peres of the Theory Group, Microsoft Research, in Redmond, Washington will speak on "Gravitational Allocation to Uniform Points on the Sphere" for the 6th Billingsley Lectures on Probability on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 4:30 pm in Kent 120, 1028 E. 58th Street. Reception to follow in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue.

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.

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, October 16, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
WEI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Applications of Adaptive Shrinkage in Multiple Statistical Problems"
MONDAY, October 16, 2017, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Statistics Colloquium
MING YUAN, Department of Statistics, Columbia University 
"Low Rank Tensor Completion"