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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. Aug. 4, 2020Matthias Schonlau elected fellow of the American Statistical Association
    Matthias Schonlau

    Professor Matthias Schonlau of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). His citation reads: "For notable contributions to survey methodology in both industry and academia, for serving as a connector between statistics and the social sciences via accessible publications, education, and software, and for service to the profession."

    The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total association membership as fellows each year.

  2. July 10, 2020Marius Hofert awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement
    Marius Hofert

    Associate Professor Marius Hofert was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplement for his suggested new work on copula modeling with generative neural networks.

  3. July 3, 2020Pengfei Li wins 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award
    Pengfei Li

    Statistics and Actuarial Science Professor Pengfei Li has received a 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.

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  1. Aug. 5, 2020Student Seminar by Carlos Araiza Iturria, PhD in Actuarial Science

    Discrimination-aware decisions in finance and insurance


    We discuss the implications of considering protected attributes when individuals are paired with measures of risk. Two examples are analyzed, a credit scoring example using simulated data is given from the perspective of the regulator and an insurance pricing scenario is analyzed in view of the underlying causal model. 

    Please Note: This talk will be given online through Microsoft Teams. To join, please follow this link: Virtual Seminar by Carlos Araiza Iturria.

  2. Aug. 21, 2020Department Seminar by Martin Larsson, Carnegie Mellon University

    Speaker: Martin Larsson, Associate Professor

    Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    Date: August 21, 2020

    Title: TBD

    Abstract: TBD

    Please Note: This talk will be given onilne. Please check back later for details. 

  3. Sep. 4, 2020Department Seminar by Qihe Tang, UNSW

    Speaker: Qihe Tang, Professor & Director of Research

    Affiliation: University of New South Wales, Australia

    Date: September 4, 2020

    Title: TBD

    Abstract: TBD

    Please Note: This talk will be given onilne. Please check back later for details. 

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David Matthews

David Matthews

Professor

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David Matthews

Research interests

Professor Matthews' research interests encompass the fields of biostatistics, quality improvement-especially in relation to health care-and statistical consulting. He is particularly concerned with finding effective ways to communicate statistical ideas and results to clinical researchers.