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

Jerry Lawless
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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Jerry Lawless

​Research interests

My research interests cut across several areas of statistics, including survival and event history analysis, modeling, theory and methods for estimation and prediction, and the analysis of incomplete data. I am motivated by scientific and technical issues that arise in medicine, public health, system reliability, the social sciences and other areas.