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Ilham Akhundov

Director of Mathematics Business and Accounting

Ilham Akhundov is an internationally published researcher focusing on asymptomatic methods in probability theory and mathematical statistics, with applications in extreme value theory and queueing theory. He is currently working on a project about the regressional characterizations of distributions, associated with order statistics and records.

Elshan Alekberov

Business Manager, Math Business and Accounting

Elshan has over 25 years of experience in international business and consulting, advising multinational corporations, industry associations and governments on wide variety of issues.  Focusing on international relations and global energy security issues, Elshan has provided cutting edge research and analysis to private corporations and government agencies in Canada, the US and abroad.  He has published numerous articles in leading English and Russian language press on political and energy developments, as well as written extensively for private clients.

Peter Balka


Peter has been director for the Math/Chartered Professional Accountancy program since 2006. Prior to his appointment as faculty lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo in 2003, Peter was a faculty member at the University of Alberta and at the College of the Rockies. Peter has a BSc and MSc of Biostatistics from the University of Guelph.

W. Peter Blake

Continuing Lecturer

Peter Blake has a Bachelor of Mathematics degree (Chartered Accountancy - Co-op) from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Olga Kanj

Lecturer / Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree Advisor
Olga Kanj completed her Ph.D. in Finance at Lazaridis School of Business and Economics in 2020. Kanj also holds an MBA in Finance and Economics and BBA in Banking and Finance from Notre Dame University-Louaize with highest distinction.

Michael Liu

IT Management and Math/Business Administration Programs Director/Advisor

Michael Liu has a BSc in Computer Science and a diploma in International Trade from Zhejiang University, a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Windsor, and a PhD in Computer Science from Queen's University. Michael is currently the director of the Information Technology Management and Math/Business Administration Programs.

Brent Matheson

Continuing Lecturer / Math Financial Analysis and Risk Management Program Director

Brent Matheson began his career in biology and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in microbiology. As his interests shifted towards the business world he went back to university to complete a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and subsequently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter. He holds a Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) designation through the Canadian Securities Institute.

Riley Metzger

Lecturer / Statistics - Undergraduate Officer

Riley Metzger is a Continuing Lecturer / Statistics - Undergraduate Officer in the Statistics and Actuarial Science Department, and an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Math Business and Accounting Unit.