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Friday, July 3, 2020

Pengfei Li wins 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

Pengfei Li

Statistics and Actuarial Science Professor Pengfei Li has received a 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Charmaine Dean Named IMS Fellow

Charmaine Dean
Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research and Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).  Dr. Dean received the award for her scientifically important contributions to the analysis of count data, disease mapping, spatio-temporal data and more; for her outstanding leadership to the statistical profession, her record of mentorship and for her enormous work in keeping statistics visible at the center of science.
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.
Monday, April 13, 2020

New method for evaluating large portfolios

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University of Waterloo Faculty to Mathematics researchers have developed a new method that enables large insurers to reduce the time spent estimating the financial liabilities of their portfolios from days to hours while achieving high accuracy.

A study details the new method which significantly reduces computational time, but still estimates the financial liability of variable annuity portfolios accurately for business purposes.

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