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.

Meet our people

Grace Y. Yi

University Research Chair

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Grace Yi

Research interests

Professor Yi's research interests focus on developing statistical methodology for event history analysis in fields such as chronic disease, clinical trials, and epidemiology. Many of the problems are motivated by challenges arising in health research, but the developed methods have a bearing on many diverse fields including demography, engineering, sociology, and survey research.