News: PSD Spotlights

2021

PSD Spotlight: Qiti Guo

March 11, 2021

PSD's March spotlight is Qiti Guo, PhD, Senior Scientist with the James Franck Institute. Qiti has been with UChicago for over 28 years, since 1992.


Meet statistics student, Ahmed Bou-Rabee

March 9, 2021

Ahmed Bou-Rabee was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and spent the first half of his life in Kuwait and the second in the United States, mostly in California. Before coming to the University of Chicago, he received an undergraduate degree in math and a master’s degree in statistics from Stanford. He has been at UChicago for five years as a doctoral student in the statistics program. Ahmed studies probability and partial differential equations.


Meet Financial Mathematics student, Mingyue Wang

February 8, 2021

Mingyue Wang grew up in Hangzhou, China. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Fordham University. This is her second quarter as a student in the Financial Mathematics master’s program. She is currently taking Portfolio Theory & Risk Management, Numerical Methods of Option Pricing and Hedging, Stochastic Calculus, and Machine Learning in Finance.


Four decades and millions of stars later, Sloan Digital Sky Survey co-founder retires

February 8, 2021

Prof. Richard Kron's legacy includes helping to conceive and lead one of the most influential projects to map the sky, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, as well as the creation of the astrophysics major at UChicago and the project to digitize and explore the scientific potential of 100-year-old photographic images of the sky from the Yerkes Observatory. 


2020

Meet Biophysical Sciences student, Margo MacDonald

December 18, 2020

Margo MacDonald was born and raised in Granville, Ohio. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and double majored in physics and biophysics. This is her third year pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences. We interviewed her via email about her experiences at UChicago.
 
 


PSD Spotlight: Joel Matos

December 16, 2020

PSD’s December spotlight is Joel Matos, Production Specialist & Graphic Designer, PSD Graphic Arts. Joel has been with UChicago for 9 years.


Meet Financial Mathematics student, Zachary Myers

November 30, 2020

Zachary Myers was born in Michigan and grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Mathematics in May. He began his studies at UChicago this Autumn Quarter as a master’s student in the Financial Mathematics program. 


PSD Spotlight: Alex Filatov

September 16, 2020

PSD’s September spotlight is Alex Filatov, PhD, Director of X-ray Diffraction Facilities, Department of Chemistry. Alex has been with UChicago for six years.


PSD Spotlight: Nita Yack

September 16, 2020

PSD’s September spotlight is Nita Yack, Manager of the Department of Computer Science. Nita has been with UChicago for 32 years.


PSD Spotlight: Vera Dragisich

August 5, 2020

PSD’s August spotlight is Vera Dragisich, PhD, Senior Lecturer & Director of Academic Programs, Department of Chemistry. Vera has been with UChicago for 27 years.


PSD Spotlight: Brent Barker

August 5, 2020

PSD’s August spotlight is Brent Barker, PhD, Teaching Support Manager, Astronomy & Astrophysics and Geophysical Sciences. Brent has been with UChicago for two years.


PSD Spotlight: Carla Strickland

June 24, 2020

PSD's July spotlight is Carla Strickland, UChicago STEM Education Digital Curriculum Developer. Carla has been with UChicago for almost twelve years.


PSD Spotlight: Sean Hernandez

June 24, 2020

PSD's July spotlight is Sean Hernandez, Assistant Director of PSD Graphics. Sean has been with UChicago for twelve years.


PSD Spotlight: Laura Rigazzi

May 22, 2020

PSD’s June spotlight is Laura Rigazzi, Associate Dean for Students of Recruitment & Admissions. Laura has been with UChicago for ten years.
 


PSD Spotlight: Cosmos Boekell

May 22, 2020

PSD’s June spotlight is Cosmos Boekell, Director of Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL). Cosmos has been in this position for one year, and is also an alumnus of The College, A.B. in Anthropology ‘97.