News archive - August 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes

Speedometer

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviours – speeding, hard braking, hard acceleration and hard cornering – and the likelihood of crashes.

Read the full article on the Math News site.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Congratulations Mario Ghossoub and Mirabelle Huynh, for earning their designation of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries

Mario Ghossoub and Mirbelle Hyunh

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science would like to highlight the recent achievements of two of its department members, Mario Ghossoub and Mirabelle Huynh, for earning their designation of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Congratulations to the two of them for this extraordinary achievement!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Waterloo READI-ly helping Indonesia meet its actuarial needs

Actuarial Students in Indonesia

The University of Waterloo, which is among the top universities in the world for actuarial science and number one in co-operative learning, has combined these two things to help build a stronger insurance and pension industry in Indonesia.