News archive - November 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Inspiring Student - Tianyi Liu

Tianyi Liu

MQF is such a great program. It’s a good combination of studying, researching, and finding a job – doing an internship.

Tianyi Liu, Master of Quantitative Finance student

A graduate of Waterloo’s undergraduate mathematical finance program, Tianyi was a natural fit for the Master of Quantitative Finance program. He knew many of his professors, and appreciated the computing facilities and the support of his department.

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Vector Institute recognizes MMath Data Science for Artificial Intelligence Scholarship

Vector Institute logo
Source: Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

There are currently eight programs recognized by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence for ensuring that master’s graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies sought by industry.  The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science's Master of Mathematics (MMath) Data Science Specialization is one of the few recognized programs. 

The Vector Institute (Vector) has been tasked with supporting Ontario’s growing AI eco-system by aiding Ontario’s AI companies and labs source talent. This will be achieved through a combination of three primary activities: talent placement via internships; networking and AI community building; and, applied AI education.

A primary goal associated with applied AI education is to increase enrolment and the number of graduates from AI-related master’s programs. To support universities in achieving this goal, Vector has introduced the Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI) to recognize top students enrolled in AI-related master’s programs. 

The VSAI are expected to enhance recruitment of top tier students, increase the number of applicants to recognized AI programs, increase access to advanced studies in AI, and build community among scholars.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices

Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.

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