Carlos Andrés Araiza Iturria

Carlos Andrés Araiza Iturria

PhD student, Actuarial Science

"Research what you are most passionate about. Not a hot topic, not something that will make you rich, not something your supervisor is good at. You are going to be stuck for years researching, talking about and practicing whatever topic you decide. If you desire excellent results, you need to feel like it is your topic and gives you a reason to wake up and work every single morning."

Carlos Andrés Araiza Iturria, PhD student, Actuarial Science

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Daniela Lubke

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, Faculty of Mathematics

Daniela Lubke is a postdoc with the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Mathematics. She works with optimization problems, using her expertise to help address real-world issues. Her current focus is developing a new model to integrate personnel allocation and machine scheduling problems for large-scale industrial production.

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Stuart Hallifax

Postdoctoral Fellow, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics

Stuart Hallifax is a postdoc with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics. His research involves tailored and integrated gamefiction as a method of increasing motivation and engagement in audiences across diverse systems. Currently, he is working on adapting this approach to address issues involving eye-health in young children.

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Xiaolin Bai

Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics

Xiaolin Bai is a postdoc in the Department of Applied Mathematics in the Faculty of Mathematics. He currently works with Professor Kevin Lamb and is entering his second year as a postdoc at Waterloo.

Rebecca Brunswick-Werner

Rebecca Brunswick-Werner

MMT student (Mathematics for Teachers)

"It's easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself as a student and to be constantly striving for perfection. This constant push to be better and do more is inherent in our society and you have to be very conscious about setting boundaries and pushing back against that."

Rebecca Brunswick-Werner, MMT student, (Mathematics for Teachers)

Xia Han

Xia Han

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Faculty of Mathematics

Xia Han is a postdoc with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Mathematics. She joined the University of Waterloo in September 2020, and has been working with David Landriault and Ruodu Wang as supervisors. Her current research focuses on issues within the field of quantitative risk management.

Nicholas Richardson

Nicholas Richardson

MMath student, Applied Mathematics

"It can feel more isolating in graduate school than when studying for an undergraduate degree. Especially since my graduate degree was during the pandemic, I did not have in-person classes every day and didn’t get the chance to interact with other people in my program as easily. What helped me feel connected to the campus was attending events put on by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), joining clubs on campus, and meeting weekly with other students in my research group."

Nicholas Richardson, MMath student, Applied Mathematics

Vega Kapoor

Vega Kapoor

MMath student, Actuarial Science

"The first few months of graduate school feel overwhelming, but it is definitely worth the hard work."

Vega Kapoor, MMath student, Actuarial Science