News

Jessica Li is a recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award

Congratulations to faculty member Jingyi Jessica Li who is an inaugural winner of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Recipients of this prize are outstanding women at significant points in their research careers in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D). Jessica will receive $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson leaders as well as members of the award’s Advisory Board. Details of the announcement are available at this link. A profile of Jessica and those of the other winners are available here.

The 2018 de Leeuw Seminar is happening on 4/26/2018 at 1:30PM – 3:30PM in the California Room of the Faculty Center

More information is available here.

Judea Pearl wins 2017 – 2018 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award!

The Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement. Professor Emeritus Judea Pearl was one of three selected for this award which will be presented at the UCLA Emeriti Association annual dinner.

Since his retirement, in July 1994, Dr. Pearl’s research accomplishments have increased markedly, both in volume and in impact, resulting in hundreds of scientific articles, 13 Ph.D. graduates, two seminal books, many accolades and numerous awards. In particular, his recent work on causal inference has revolutionized the way scientists in almost every discipline view and process cause-effect relationships in their respective fields. More details are available at this link.

UCLA Statistics is recruiting for several faculty positions now!

We are currently recruiting faculty. More details are available here.

Jessica Li has been awarded a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Congratulations to faculty member Jingyi Jessica Li who has been awarded a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. This very prestigious fellowship is awarded to early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Fellows receive a $65,000 award to support their research. More details are available here.