Shixiao Zhang is this year’s winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) which recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year. His thesis, entitled “Multiply Robust Empirical Likelihood Inference for Missing Data and Causal Inference Problems," was written while Shixiao was a doctoral student in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr.
Recent PhD graduates, Tom Kelly (Combinatorics and Optimization) and Priyank Jaini (Computer Science), have been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Doctoral Prize. Now in its second year, these prizes are awarded annually to recognize the achievements of top graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics.
For two graduate students at Waterloo, unraveling the mysteries of the human genome requires more than just science. These two students, both given a departmental research presentation award by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, are passionate about bringing their skills to the field of biostatistics.
Learn more about the research of Qihuang Zhang and Ce Yang.
C&O Professor David Gosset has been appointed a Fellow of the CIFAR program in Quantum Information Science. The fellowship is for a five-year term, beginning on July 1, 2019.
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries.