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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. June 8, 2021Mary Thompson, SSC Honorary Member 2021
    Mary Thompson

    Mary E. Thompson, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Statistics at the University of Waterloo, has been named an Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award is intended to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada and whose work has had a major impact in this country.

    To learn more about Mary's achievement, please see the full award annoucement on the SSC website.

  2. June 2, 2021Congratulations Junhan Fang, winner of the 2021 Pierre Robillard Award!
    Junhan Fang

    The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science would like to congratulate Junhan Fang as 2021 Pierre Robillard Award winner for her thesis "Matrix-Variate Regression with Measurement Error".  This achievement is awarded by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) each year to the probility or statistics PhD student who best defended their thesis at a Canadian University in a given year. 

    To learn more about Junhan's thesis, please see the full award annoucement on the SSC website.

  3. May 17, 2021Waterloo students dive into data for 48 hours at 2021 ASA DataFest

    Starting Friday, April 30 at noon, 127 Waterloo undergraduate students found themselves knee-deep in data for 48 hours at the University of Waterloo’s 2021 American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest.

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  1. June 23, 2021Department Seminar by Wenling Zhang

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Student seminar series

    Wenling Zhang
    University of Waterloo  

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Microsoft Teams

    Causal Inference with Marginal Structural Models

  2. July 15, 2021Department Seminar by Ashok Chaurasia

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Statistics & Biostatistics seminar series

    Ashok Chaurasia
    University of Waterloo

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex

    Combining rules for F- and Beta-statistics from multiply-imputed data​​​​​​​

  3. Sep. 10, 2021Department seminar by Catherine Donnelly

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics seminar series

    Catherine Donnelly
    Heriot-Watt University

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex


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Meet our people

Mario Ghossoub

Mario Ghossoub

Assistant Professor

My research is mainly concerned with model uncertainty and the modern theory of choice under uncertainty and ambiguity, and with their use and applications in insurance, risk measurement and management, quantitative behavioral finance, and the theory of risk sharing.

More information on my personal webpage.