About 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. We offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in Statistics and Actuarial Science and numerous joint programs with other Departments.

The Department offers a vibrant research environment for a wide range of areas including foundations of statistics, analysis of longitudinal and life history data, computational inference, finance, risk management, ruin theory, survey methods, industrial statistics, interdisciplinary collaborative work.

The Department benefits from close relationships with several research groups on campus including Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ), Business and Industrial Research Group (BISRG), Propel Centre for Population Health Impact (PROPEL), Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (CCMIC), Survey Research Centre (SRC), and many others.

The Department is also home to over 900 undergraduate students and about 150 graduate students in programs including Actuarial Science, Master of Actuarial Science (M.Act.Sc.) Program, Biostatistics, Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF), Statistics, and Statistics-Computing.