News archive - July 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Aukosh Jagannath as of July 1, 2019.

Aukosh Jagannath

Aukosh Jagannath holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University from 2016. Since then he has been an NSF mathematical sciences postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and Harvard University as well as a Benjamin Pierce Fellow at Harvard University. His research interests are in probability and analysis and their applications to statistical physics, combinatorial optimization, the mathematics of data science, and high-dimensional statistics. Aukosh will help develop a stronger theoretical foundation for data science and expand our links with other departments and faculties at Waterloo.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Congratulations Diana Skrzydlo, most recent recipient of the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching

Diana Skrzydlo

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is extremely proud to announce that Diana Skryzdlo has been granted the Distinction in Teaching award. Diana's, enthusiasm in the classroom and dedication to her students earned her a top spot for this award.  

The Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching is granted to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Fangda Liu as of June 1, 2019.

Fangda Liu

Fangda Liu holds a PhD in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo from 2015. She was then an assistant professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics for 3 years, and joins us from an assistant professor position in the College of Business at Georgia State University. Her research interests include reinsurance/insurance, risk measures, risk sharing and market equilibria. Her work provides a good balance of theory and applications and she will strengthen the actuarial science group within our department.

Friday, July 19, 2019

READI set to produce 745 graduates in actuarial science to help insure a sinking Jakarta

Actuarial Students in Indonesia

The University of Waterloo and the Risk Managment, Economic Sustainability, and Actuarial Science Development in Indonesia (READI) are planning to graduate 745 actuarial science students in Indonesia by 2021.  These students will hopefully improve the already growing insurance industry in Indonesia by adding a fresh perspective on changing risk mitigation in a world of unpredictable risks. 

This cohert of students could not come at a better time. Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is currently sinking at an alarming rate as rising sea levels are threating the city, while many of it's inhabitants are uninsured.   

Read the full story on WIRED's website.

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