David Sprott Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor David Sprott was the first Chair (1967-1975) of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo and first Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics (1967-1972). The David Sprott Distinguished Lecture Series was created in recognition of his tremendous leadership at a formative time of our department, as well as his highly influential research in statistical science.

2018-2019 Distinguished Lectures

Pauline Barrieu

Pauline Barrieu

Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is Head of the Statistics Department and co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS)

Assessing financial model risk

Monday June 25, 2018

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Emery Brown

Emery Brown

Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School; an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); and the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT

Uncovering the Mechanisms of General Anesthesia: Where Neuroscience Meets Statistics

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Damir Filipovic

Damir Filipović 

Swissquote Chair in Quantitative Finance at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a Swiss Finance Institute Senior Chair

A Machine Learning Approach to Portfolio Risk Management

Thursday April 25, 2019

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