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

Johnny Li
Associate Professor

Fairfax Chair in Risk Management

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Johnny Li

Research interests

Professor Li's research interests encompass the fields of demography, longevity risk modelling, and financial risk management. In particular, he focuses on measuring the uncertainty involved in estimating future mortality, and the demographic and financial risks associated with reverse mortgage contracts. He also works in the area of actuarial applications in law courts.