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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Asking the right questions

Eli Margolis sitting at a desk in front of a laptop

Eli Margolis learned to appreciate math at a young age. “There was always a right and wrong answer, always a correct way of figuring something out if you searched hard enough,” she reflected.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Investing in longevity of research

Johnny Li

Longevity risk is an essential concept for life insurance companies and reinsurance companies. A deep understanding of the risk is crucial, as an underestimation of longevity can seriously affect the financial healthiness of pension plans and annuity funds.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Marius Hofert awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

Marius Hofert

Associate Professor Marius Hofert was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplement for his suggested new work on copula modeling with generative neural networks.

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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Here's how I cracked Roll up the Rim and won (almost) every time

Tim Hortons roll-up-the-rim cup and win tabs
A statistics professor used his expertise in calculating probabilities to come up with a 98 winning percentage for Tim Hortons popular Roll up the Rim contest.
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