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. Oct. 12, 2021Stefan Steiner awarded the 2021 Don Owen Award from the American Statistical Association's San Antonio Chapter
    Stefan Steiner
     

    The American Statistical Association's San Antonio Chapter recently distinguished Stefan Steiner with the 2021 Don Owen Award. The award was presented at the 2021 Conference of Texas Statisticians, held virtually on October 9 and hosted by Texas Tech University.

    The accolade is given annually to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Dr. Donald B. Owen. Owen excelled in the areas of research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community.

  2. Oct. 8, 2021Christiane Lemieux Appointed Associate Dean Operations and Academic of the Faculty of Mathematics
    Christiane Lemieux
    Professor Christiane Lemieux of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is appointed Associate Dean Operations and Academic of the Faculty of Mathematics, starting January 1, 2022, for a 3-year term.
  3. 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.

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  1. Oct. 20, 2021Department seminar by Pascal Maillard

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Probability seminar series

    Pascal Maillard
    Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Understanding algorithmic hardness thresholds through branching random walks 

  2. Oct. 20, 2021Department Seminar by Jason Hou-Liu

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Student seminar series

    Jason Hou-Liu
    University of Waterloo  

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Microsoft Teams

    Finding Additional Structure in Gaussian Mixture Models

  3. Oct. 21, 2021Department seminar by Harry Joe

    Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

    Statistics & Biostatistics seminar series

    Harry Joe
    University of British Columbia (UBC)

    Link to join seminar: Hosted on Zoom

    Estimation of copula-based tail quantities

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Meet our people

Cyntha Struthers

Cyntha Struthers

Associate Professor

Math Faculty Teaching Fellow

Contact Information:
Cyntha Struthers

Research interests

Methods for modelling continuous-time longitudinal data subject to missingness.