Welcome to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is among the top academic units for statistical and actuarial science in the world and is home to more than 40 research active full-time faculty working in diverse and exciting areas. The Department is also home to over 900 undergraduate students and about 150 graduate students in programs including Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, and Statistics-Computing.

We are located on University of Waterloo main campus, which is located at the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle about 100 kilometers west of Toronto.

  1. Apr. 26, 2017Jim Kalbfleisch (1940-2017)Jim Kalbfleisch

    With the passing of Jim Kalbfleisch we have lost a mentor, colleague and wonderful friend whose efforts in the early years shaped our Department.

    Further information on Jim’s career can be located on our In Memoriam site.

    A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:30pm on Saturday April 29th at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre. On Sunday April 30th, Jim's family will also receive visitors from 12:00 to 2:00 followed by a Celebration of Life Service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any charity of choice. Jim's favourite charities included the KW Symphony, the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, and the Jim Kalbfleisch Award at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Apr. 20, 2017It is with great pleasure that the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo welcomes Dr. Mario Ghossoub as an Assistant Professor as of May 1st 2017.Mario Ghossoub

    GHOSSOUB, Mario (PhD 2011, University of Waterloo) Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial science.

  3. Feb. 17, 2017Prof. Ken Seng Tan Named Sun Life Fellow in International Actuarial Science

    Sun Life Financial Asia (Sun Life Asia) and University of Waterloo have announced Professor Ken Seng Tan as the recipient of the Sun Life Fellowship in International Actuarial Science

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  1. May 5 to 7, 2017ASA DataFest 2017DataFest logo

  2. May 11, 2017David Sprott Distinguished Lecture by Professor Peter Diggle, Lancaster University

    A Tale of Two Parasites: how can Gaussian processes contribute to improved public health in Africa?

    In this talk, I will rst make some general comments about the role of statistical modelling in scientic research, illustrated by two examples from infectious disease epidemiology. I will then describe in detail how statistical modelling based on Gaussian spatial stochastic processes has been used to construct region-wide risk maps to inform the operation of a multi-national control programme for onchocerciasis (river blindness) in equatorial Africa.

  3. May 13, 2017DatathonDatathon Poster

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Nagham Mohammad


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Research interests

Time series analysis Analysis of censored and missing data Approximation in statistics and probability