News archive - April 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Waterloo hosts the first Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance

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The University of Waterloo’s Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science welcomed more than 80 guests this week for the first annual Waterloo Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science and Finance (WatSAF).

Thursday, April 25, 2019

April Is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month!

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Every April, math and statistics associations across the country celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, a full month of programs and initiatives dedicated to promoting better public understanding of mathematics and statistics. ASA programs include a virtual science fair, weekly challenge questions, and video Q&As with working professionals! We hope you enjoy these fun opportunities to participate and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Learn More at AM STAT News.

View more about ASA Member News online.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Waterloo helps Indonesian university launch co-op program

Representatives from the University of Waterloo, Indonesian universities and government officially launch a co-op office.

Waterloo helps Indonesian university launch co-op program

On March 12, Bill Duggan, the University of Waterloo’s READI Project Field Director, joined with Dr. Totok Prasetyo, Director of Institutional Development of Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti), Abdullah Mojadeddi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Canada and Prof. Djisman Simandjuntak, Rector, Prasetiya Mulya University, to open Indonesia’s first Co-operative Education Office at Prasetiya Mulya University.

As one of the READI Project’s first Indonesian university stakeholders, Prasetiya Mulya University embraced the co-operative education model immediately. They have devoted significant time and resources over the past two years to adapting their educational structure as they pioneered the development of this very effective type of work-integrated learning.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Rui Qiao wins the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper

Rui Qiao

Statistics and Actuarial Science PhD candidate Rui Qiao was one of the six students who won the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his Deep learning enables de novo peptide sequencing from data-independent-acquisition mass spectrometry with a prize of $4,000.

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