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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. Apr. 15, 2021The story behind the data
    Chris Salahub

    As a master’s student, Chris Salahub completed a project focused on reducing the risk for cyclists on the busy streets of Zurich. His passion for leveraging data to solve real-world problems is what drew him back to the Faculty of Mathematics, where he previously earned a bachelor’s degree, to pursue a PhD in statistics.

  2. Mar. 4, 2021The power of curiosity
    Jennifer Haid

    “I like to think I’m a curious person,” said Jennifer Haid (BMath’04), a native of the Waterloo Region. When she learned about Waterloo’s Math Day from her high school math teacher, she decided to attend in hopes of learning about a career path that would leverage her aptitude for mathematics in the business world. “I remember watching a professor deliver a presentation about actuarial science and thinking two things: It was challenging, and I could do it,” she shared. 

  3. Mar. 4, 2021Professor Ruodu Wang to deliver a keynote speech at the virtual 24th International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics in July 2021.
    Ruodu Wang

    The International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics is the largest annual academic gathering in Actuarial Science. It has been hosted in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia since 1997. The IME congress is, for the first time, hosted online this year on July 5-9, 2021 due to COVID-19. 

    This virtual IME international congress is jointly hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Pennsylvania State University in the United States, Ulm University in Germany, and the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) in Australia. 

    Professor Ruodu Wang will deliver one of the five keynote speeches in this virtual congress. To learn more, please see the program for this event.

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  1. Apr. 23, 2021Department Seminar by Etienne Marceau

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics seminar series

    Etienne Marceau
    Laval University

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex

    Lundberg–Aumann–Serrano index of riskiness and ruin-based risk measures

  2. Apr. 27, 2021Department Seminar by Christian Brennecke

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Probability seminar series

    Christian Brennecke
    Harvard University

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex


  3. Apr. 28, 2021Department Seminar by Will Perkins

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Probability seminar series

    Will Perkins
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex

    Frozen 1-RSB structure of the symmetric Ising perceptron

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Meet our people

Shoja'eddin Chenouri

Shoja'eddin Chenouri

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Shoja Chenouri

Research interests

Professor Chenouri's research interests include:

Data depth,  Multivariate nonparametric and robust methods for complete, censored and incomplete data,  Multivariate quality control,  Geometry of high-dimensional data,  Dimensionality reduction,