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News archive - July 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Graduate student Yuyu Chen wins the Maplesoft Best Student Paper Award at the 24th International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.

Yuyu Chen

PhD candidate Yuyu Chen in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science recently won the Maplesoft Best Student Paper Award at the 24th International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. 

The 24th International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, which took place on July 5-9, 2021 online, is the largest international academic conference in Actuarial Science. Yuyu Chen won one of the three Best Student Paper Awards for the presented paper entitled "Aggregation of two ordered risks with dependence uncertainty" (authors: Yuyu Chen, Liyuan Lin, Ruodu Wang). The Award is sponsored by Maplesoft. 

In the presented paper, the authors address a problem concerning the aggregation of two random losses when the marginal distributions are known and the dependence structure is unknown, under the additional constraint that one loss is no larger than the other. Such a problem is intimately linked to the recently introduced notion of directional optimal transport in mass transportation theory. The full paper is available online at arXiv.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Congratulations to Qiuqi Wang, Wenyuan Li, and Yechao Meng being awarded as the 2021-2022 James C. Hickman Scholars

Hickman Winners

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science would like to congratulate Qiuqi Wang as being one of the four new recipients of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Hickman Scholar for 2021-2022, and to Wenyuan Li and Yechao Meng for having their stipend renewed.

The Hickman scholar is a prestigious honour for PhD students in North America who work in fields related to Actuarial Science. According to the description from SOA, each recipient will receive a $20,000 stipend for the 2021—2022 academic year. The program provides stipends to doctoral candidates who will, through their studies and careers, address research and education needs of the actuarial profession.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to welcome Alexander Stringer as an Assistant Professor

Alexander Stringer

STRINGER, Alex (BSc, 2014, University of Guelph; MSc, 2015; PhD, 2021, both from the University of Toronto), will be joining Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science on July 1, 2021 as an Assistant Professor.  Mr. Stringer is completed his PhD in Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

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