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Monday, October 19, 2020

Spotlighting the accomplishment of an exceptional Master's student

Grace Tompkins

When Grace Tompkins attended Waterloo’s Grad Visit Day in 2019, she was presented with an opportunity to combine her interests in public health with her research in mathematics.

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.

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 6, 2020

Yilin Chen wins 2020 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper

Statistics and Actuarial Science PhD candidate Yilin Chen is one of two students to claim the 2020 Huawei Prize for Best Research paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. The $4,000 prize affirms the value of Chen’s efforts to establish a framework for analyzing nonprobability survey samples in her winning paper: Doubly Robust Interference with Nonprobability Survey Samples.

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