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. 25, 2022Department seminar by Yi Xiong

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Department seminar

    Yi Xiong 
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Advancing Statistical Analyses of Event History Data

  2. Jan. 26, 2022Department seminar by Qinglong Tian

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Department seminar

    Qinglong Tian
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Predicting the number of future events

  3. Jan. 27, 2022Department seminar by Wei Wei

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Department seminar

    Wei Wei
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Insurance Pricing Models for Cyber Risks on Power Grids

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Meet our people

Nathaniel Stevens

Nathaniel Stevens

Assistant Professor / Director, Data Science Program, Undergraduate

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Nathaniel Stevens

In general Nathaniel is interested in using data to make decisions, solve problems, and improve processes. Specifically, his research interests lie at the intersection of data science and industrial statistics. He is interested in methodological developments in experimental design and A/B testing, process monitoring and network surveillance, reliability and survival analysis, and the assessment and comparison of measurement systems. Recently Nathaniel has developed a family of comparative probability metrics that may be used in place of traditional hypothesis tests in any setting that requires a comparison of statistical quantities.