Welcome to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is a top tier academic unit among statistical and actuarial science globally. Our students and faculty explore topics such as Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Data Science, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, & Statistics-Computing. Our department is home to:

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full-time faculty researching diverse and exciting areas

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undergraduate students from around the world

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 graduate students in Master, Doctoral, and professional programs

Interested in graduate studies with Statistics and Actuarial Science? Meet Mingyu (Bruce) Feng, a PhD student in actuarial science. Bruce is a pioneer researcher in the field of sustainable investment and the impact of climate change. Learn more about furthering your education on the Future Graduate page on the Math site.

  1. Jan. 1, 2022The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to welcome Lan Wen as an Assistant Professor
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    WEN, Lan (BMath (Hons), 2012, University of Waterloo; BBA (Hons), 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University; MMath (Statistics), 2013, University of Waterloo; PhD (Biostatistics), 2018, University of Cambridge), will be joining the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science on January 1, 2022 as
  2. Dec. 9, 2021Mary Thompson and Changbao Wu part of team awarded $10 million US for global tobacco study
    Person holding vape pen and cigarettes in their hands.

    Distinguished Professor Emerita Mary Thompson and professor Changbao Wu from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science are part of a research team conducting a project on how policies impact smoking, vaping and the use of other nicotine products.

  3. Oct. 28, 2021Sprott Scholarship Announcement

    The Sprott Scholarship is named after Professor D.A. Sprott, the founding Chair of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and is awarded annually to a registered full-time student who has been recognized by the Department as having shown particular promise in research in the PhD program prior to the final approval of their thesis. The selection is made by the Awards subcommittee of the Statistics and Actuarial Science Graduate Committee.

    Congratulations to the 2020 recipients:

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  1. Jan. 18, 2022Department seminar by Rakhi Singh

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Department seminar

    Rakhi Singh
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Conquering the potentially crippling effect of too many interactions on the Gauss-Dantzig selector

  2. Jan. 19, 2022Department seminar by James Hugh McVittie

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Department seminar

    James Hugh McVittie
    McGill University

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Parametric modelling of combined failure time data from an incident cohort study and a prevalent cohort study with follow-up

  3. Jan. 20, 2022Department seminar by Liqun Diao

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Department seminar

    Liqun Diao
    University of Waterloo

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Adaptive Response-Dependent Two-Phase Designs: Some Results on Robustness and Efficiency

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Meet our people

Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy

Professor

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Mary Hardy

Research:

My research focuses on risk management strategies for long term contingent risks. The work is problem-driven, using theory and methodology from financial engineering, statistics and actuarial science. Much of my current research seeks to measure and promote fairness, efficiency and transparency in the design and implementation of insurance and pension risk solutions.