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

Peisong Han
Assistant Professor

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Peisong Han


Research interests

My research interests focus on the development of new methodologies for statistical analysis with missing data along the line of semiparametric approaches, where only certain moments of the data distribution are specified. The main statistical tool I use is the empirical likelihood, which, despite its nonparametric nature, possesses many desirable properties similar to those of a parametric likelihood.