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With a faculty known for leadership in research and excellence in teaching, our programs provide students with a solid foundation and in-depth exposure to advanced statistical theory and methodology, computational statistics, and multidisciplinary applications. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a premier public university, provides a superb environment for learning and growth. We encourage you to explore all that the Department and the University have to offer!


Annie Qu named 2016 IMS Fellow
Statistics Professor Annie Qu has been elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for her outstanding research and professional contributions. Newly elected Fellows will be honored at the World Congress in Probability and Statistics, July 11-15, 2016 in Toronto.

Srijan Sengupta wins 2016 IMS Travel Award
Statistics PhD student Srijan Sengupta was selected by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for a new researcher travel award. Awardees will be honored at the Presidential Address during the World Congress / IMS Annual Meeting in Toronto. Srijan is co-advised by Professors Yuguo Chen and Xiaofeng Shao.

Lyndsay Shand receives 2015-2016 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement
Lyndsay Shand, PhD student in Statistics, was selected in recognition of her leadership of Statistics in the Community (StatCom), an organization of undergraduate and graduate students providing pro bono consulting for non-profit organizations and educational and government institutions.

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