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. Sep. 24, 2021Richard J. Cook named fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Richard J. Cook

    Richard J. Cook, a professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, has been named a fellow the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The prestigious RSC award accentuates Cook’s storied academic career and voluminous research portfolio.

  2. Aug. 23, 2021Charmaine Dean appointed Chair of NSERC Council
    Charmaine Dean

    Vice-President, Research and International Charmaine Dean has been elected the Vice-President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Chair of NSERC Council. The roles of Chair of Council and Vice-President of NSERC are concurrent leadership roles at NSERC. NSERC Council is composed of its president and up to 18 other members appointed from the public and private sectors.

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  3. Aug. 23, 2021Cecilia Cotton named among winners of Faculty of Mathematics 2021 Awards for Distinction in Teaching
    Cecilia Cotton

    Cecilia Cotton from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences has been named a winner of this year’s Awards for Distinction in Teaching from the Faculty of Mathematics.

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  1. Sep. 30, 2021Department seminar by Shu Yang

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Statistics & Biostatistics seminar series

    Shu Yang
    North Carolina State University (NCSU)

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Continuous-time causal models with irregularly spaced longitudinal observations

  2. Oct. 1, 2021Department seminar by Andreas Tsanakas

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics seminar series

    Andreas Tsanakas
    Cass Business School, City University London

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Multivariate stress testing by change of measure

  3. Oct. 7, 2021Department seminar by Simon Mak

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Statistics & Biostatistics seminar series

    Simon Mak
    Duke University

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    A graphical Gaussian process model for multi-fidelity emulation of expensive computer codes

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Meet our people

Nathaniel Stevens

Nathaniel Stevens

Assistant Professor

In general Nathaniel is interested in using data to make decisions, solve problems, and improve processes. Specifically, his research interests lie at the intersection of data science and industrial statistics. He is interested in methodological developments in experimental design and A/B testing, process monitoring and network surveillance, reliability and survival analysis, and the assessment and comparison of measurement systems. Recently Nathaniel has developed a family of comparative probability metrics that may be used in place of traditional hypothesis tests in any setting that requires a comparison of statistical quantities.