News archive - January 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

It is with great pleasure that the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo welcomes Assistant Professor Audrey Beliveau as of January 1st 2018.

Audrey Beliveau

BELIVEAU, Audrey (PhD 2016, Simon Fraser University) comes to us from a Post-Doctoral position at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include survey sampling, meta-analysis and applications in ecology and epidemiology. More specifically she has a number of interdisciplinary research collaborations with fisheries biologists. With her interest and experience with applications and her research focus, Audrey complements the department’s existing strength in biostatistics and greatly expands our scope for ecology related statistical research.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) opportunity at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston ON, May to August 2018

Supervisor:  Dr. Mohan Chaudhry

Project Title: Inverting transforms that arise in the study of Markov models

Many of the analytic solutions in queueing and other stochastic processes are derived in various transforms such as probability generating functions and Laplace transforms. The problems become more complicated if there are unknowns in the transforms. Several complicated algorithms/methods have been proposed to invert such transforms. We have developed a software program which inverts such transforms using the roots of high degree polynomials and transcendental functions. Our method of inverting such transforms is much more efficient and fast when compared with other methods.

Student's role: The student's role will be to invert such transforms using mathematical tools such as MAPLE/MATLAB or MATHEMATICA and QROOT, a software developed by us as well as do some mathematical typing.