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.

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. 

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