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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. June 8, 2021Mary Thompson, SSC Honorary Member 2021
    Mary Thompson

    Mary E. Thompson, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Statistics at the University of Waterloo, has been named an Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award is intended to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada and whose work has had a major impact in this country.

    To learn more about Mary's achievement, please see the full award annoucement on the SSC website.

  2. June 2, 2021Congratulations Junhan Fang, winner of the 2021 Pierre Robillard Award!
    Junhan Fang

    The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science would like to congratulate Junhan Fang as 2021 Pierre Robillard Award winner for her thesis "Matrix-Variate Regression with Measurement Error".  This achievement is awarded by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) each year to the probility or statistics PhD student who best defended their thesis at a Canadian University in a given year. 

    To learn more about Junhan's thesis, please see the full award annoucement on the SSC website.

  3. May 17, 2021Waterloo students dive into data for 48 hours at 2021 ASA DataFest
    Datafest

    Starting Friday, April 30 at noon, 127 Waterloo undergraduate students found themselves knee-deep in data for 48 hours at the University of Waterloo’s 2021 American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest.

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  1. June 16, 2021Department Seminar by Grace Tompkins

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Student seminar series

    Grace Tompkins
    University of Waterloo  

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Microsoft Teams

    Facilitating Shared Decision Making for Medical Treatments Through Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM)

  2. June 23, 2021Department Seminar by Wenling Zhang

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Student seminar series

    Wenling Zhang
    University of Waterloo  

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Microsoft Teams

    TBA

  3. July 15, 2021Department Seminar by Ashok Chaurasia

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Statistics & Biostatistics seminar series

    Ashok Chaurasia
    University of Waterloo

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex

    Combining rules for F- and Beta-statistics from multiply-imputed data​​​​​​​

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Meet our people

Doug Andrews

Doug Andrews

Adjunct Professor

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Doug Andrews

Research interests

After a successful career as an actuary and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), I am contributing to the actuarial profession through research, university teaching and advising those interested in joining the profession. My research has an international perspective and is designed to produce practical policy recommendations. It is focused on investments, risk management, financial economics, aging, and their implications for the management of social support systems, such as pensions, health care, and long-term care.