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News archive - June 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Congratulations to Outstanding Performance Award recipients

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Congratulations to the researchers in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science who have been awarded a 2019 Outstanding Performance Award announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost Jim Rush.

Friday, June 12, 2020

No assumptions when tackling problems

Maysum Panju

While a high school student in Toronto, Maysum Panju knew that the University of Waterloo was the destination for math. While working on his undergraduate degree and Master’s in computational math, he started learning about machine learning. That led to his interests in developing algorithms and theoretical proofs and he decided to start his PhD in statistics.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dylan Spicker, winner at the SSC 2020 Case Studies in Data Analysis Competition

Winner Dylan Spicker and teammate Melissa Van Bussel

Congratulations to Dylan Spicker (University of Waterloo) and team member Melissa Van Bussel (Carleton University) in their first place finish for their work on Case Study #2: Predicting podcast popularity in iTunes at the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) 2020 Case Studies in Data Analysis Competition. Dylan is currently a SAS PhD student studying in the field of Statistics.  

To learn more about this competition, please visit the SSC competition website.

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