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.

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2019 Distinguished Lectures 


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Xiao-Li Meng

Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard University; and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Data Science Review.

Building Deep Statistical Thinking for Data Science 2020: Privacy Protected Census, Gerrymandering, and Election

Thursday October 16, 2019

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Hans Föllmer

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Humboldt University in Berlin. He received numerous awards, including the Prix Gay-Lussac/Humboldt of the French Government, the Georg-Cantor medal of the German Mathematical Society.

Optimal Transport, Entropy, and Risk Measures on Wiener space

Thursday September 26, 2019

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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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