News archive - June 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Professor Richard J. Cook is a winner of a University of Waterloo 2017 Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Professor Richard J. Cook

Prof. Cook has been a faculty member in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science since 1995. He is one of the most influential biostatisticians in the Canadian and international medical community and has been awarded many distinctions and several prestigious awards for his methodological research work.

Over his career, Prof. Cook has supervised 19 doctoral students, 10 post-doctoral fellows and 29 master’s students. His students have successfully obtained academic positions and have established themselves as independent researchers or taken on leading scientist roles in the pharmaceutical industry or biomedical community. The quality and rigor of the research work by students under Prof. Cook’s supervision sets a very high standard. His PhD students have earned many major awards including: 4 winners of the annual Statistical Society of Canada’s Pierre-Robillard Award for the best PhD thesis; 6 winners of the annual Sprott Scholarship Award for the best PhD thesis proposal in the department; 3 winners of the Distinguished Student Award from the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and the International Biometrics Society Eastern North American Region; and one winner of the Canadian Journal of Statistics Prize for the best paper of the year.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mike Zhu, David Saunders, and Mary Hardy win Best Paper award at the International Association of Actuaries Colloquium

Mike Zhu

Mike (Xiao Bai) Zhu won the Best Paper (theory) award, jointly with his supervisors David Saunders and Mary Hardy, for their article “Valuation of a Bermudan-DB-Underpin Option” at the International Association of Actuaries Colloquium on Pension Benefits and Social Security (PBSS) , held on June 4-7, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Richard J. Cook, Gold Medal winner from the Statistical Society of Canada

Richard Cook

​The 2017 recipient of the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) is Professor Richard Cook. The Gold Medal is awarded to a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work. It is intended to honour current leaders in their field.

  
To learn more about Richard's accomplishments, please visit the SSC website.

"To Richard John Cook, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to statistical theory and methodology, particularly in the areas of event history analysis, analysis of longitudinal data, and design and analysis of clinical trials; for exceptional accomplishments in collaborative medical research; for his outstanding record as a teacher and mentor; and for his leadership in biostatistics in Canada and abroad."

SSc Award citation

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

SSC Math Alumni Reception in Winnipeg

University of Manitoba

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS & THE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE AT WATERLOO!

The Faculty of Mathematics is hosting a networking reception for Math alumni living in Winnipeg, and alumni who will be attending the Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting at the University of Manitoba.

Please join fellow Math alumni for a cold drink and appetizers at The Hub Social Club. Professor Stefan Steiner, Chair of Statistics & Actuarial Science, will share exciting updates from the Faculty and Waterloo.

Limited seating. Registration is required.

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