Bovas Abraham

Bovas Abraham

Professor Emeritus

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Bovas Abraham

 

Research interests

Research interests are in time series analysis and statistical methods for quality improvement.

James Adcock

James Adcock

Lecturer

Ilham Akhundov

Ilham Akhundov

Director – Undergraduate Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs/Lecturer

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Ilham Akhundov

Mathematics, Business and Accounting programs

Research interests

Asymptotic methods in probability theory and mathematical statistics.

Christine Anderson-Cook

Christine Anderson-Cook

Research Scientist in the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Doug Andrews

Doug Andrews

Adjunct Professor

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Doug Andrews

Research interests

After a successful career as an actuary and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), I am contributing to the actuarial profession through research, university teaching and advising those interested in joining the profession. My research has an international perspective and is designed to produce practical policy recommendations. It is focused on investments, risk management, financial economics, aging, and their implications for the management of social support systems, such as pensions, health care, and long-term care. 

Peter Balka

Peter Balka

Lecturer

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Peter Balka
 

Research interests

Statistics education.

Surya Banerjee

Surya Banerjee

Lecturer

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Surya Banerjee
 

Research interests

Statistics, game theory, development economics, and economic theory.

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett

Professor Emeritus

Christian Boudreau

Christian Boudreau

Research Associate Professor

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Christian Boudreau
 

Research interests

Professor Boudreau's research interests include survival analysis, event history analysis, survey sampling, and longitudinal data.

Phelim Boyle

Phelim Boyle

University Professor Emeritus

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Professor Emeritus

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Robert Brown

Research interests

Rob’s research focus is the design of financial security programs in times of rapidly shifting demographics. In his 39 years at Waterloo, Rob wrote seven books and over 50 refereed papers.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Professor Emeritus

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Steve Brown

Research interests

Professor Brown is a biostatistician whose research interests include the development of statistical methods for the design of community-based interventions, the analysis of longitudinal data collected from studies of interventions designed to affect health behaviours, and the design and analysis of observational studies of health behaviour.

Jun Cai

Jun Cai

Professor

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Jun Cai

Research interests

Professor Cai's research interests are in the fields of actuarial science, applied probability, and mathematical finance, including distribution theory; insurance mathematics; modelling in insurance and finance; reliability; risk management; ruin theory; and stochastic ordering and stochastic dependence with applications in insurance and finance.

Shoja'eddin Chenouri

Shoja'eddin Chenouri

Associate Professor

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Shoja Chenouri

Research interests

Professor Chenouri's research interests include:

Data depth,  Multivariate nonparametric and robust methods for complete, censored and incomplete data,  Multivariate quality control,  Geometry of high-dimensional data,  Dimensionality reduction, 

Winston Cherry

Winston Cherry

Professor Emeritus

Richard J. Cook

Richard J. Cook

Professor

Canada Research Chair, Statistical Methods for Health Research

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Richard J. Cook

My personal website
My book with Jerry Lawless
Biostatistics graduate program
Internship program

Research interests

My research interests include the development and application of statistical methods for public health. Specific areas of interest include the analysis of life history data, longitudinal data, incomplete data, sequential methods, multivariate analysis, clinical trial design, and the assessment of diagnostic tests.

Cecilia Cotton

Cecilia Cotton

Associate Professor

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Cecilia Cotton

Research interests

The underlying theme of my research interests is using longitudinal data to solve problems in public health:

Inference for comparing survival across multiple dynamic treatment regimens based on observational longitudinal data. Applications to epoetin dosing strategies for hemodialysis subjects with chronic kidney disease. Joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data in the context of causal inference.

Dina Dawoud

Dina Dawoud

Lecturer

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Dina Dawoud

Research interests

Statistics education.

Joel Dubin

Joel Dubin

Associate Professor

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Joel Dubin

Research interests

My primary research interest is in the area of methodological development in longitudinal data analysis, including for multivariate longitudinal data, where more than one outcome, (e.g., systolic and diastolic blood pressure) are each followed for individuals over time. Methods pursued for this type of data include the correlation of different longitudinal outcomes over time using curve-based methods, and incorporating lags and derivatives of the curves. I am also interested in change point and latent response models for longitudinal data, as well as prediction models.

Ali Ghodsi

Ali Ghodsi

Associate Professor

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Ali Ghodsi

Ali Ghodsi's personal website

Research interests

Professor Ghodsi's research interests lie at the interface of statistics and computer science. They span a variety of areas in computational statistics particularly in the areas of machine learning and probabilistic modelling.

V.P. Godambe

V.P. Godambe

(Distinguished Professor Emeritus 1926-2016)

Peisong Han

Peisong Han

Assistant Professor

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Peisong Han


 

Research interests

My research interests focus on the development of new methodologies for statistical analysis with missing data along the line of semiparametric approaches, where only certain moments of the data distribution are specified. The main statistical tool I use is the empirical likelihood, which, despite its nonparametric nature, possesses many desirable properties similar to those of a parametric likelihood.

Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy

Professor

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Mary Hardy

Research interests

Professor Hardy's research interests cover aspects of solvency and risk management for both life insurance and pension plans. The major recent focus has been in financial risk management, at the interface of actuarial science and financial engineering. She also works on the econometrics of risk management, especially for actuaries, for whom long-term horizons and deep out-of-the-money risks provide different challenges to the usual risks of banking.

Jeanette O'Hara Hines

Jeanette O'Hara Hines

Professor Emertia/Adjunct Faculty

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Jeanette O'Hara Hines

Research interests

Jeanette O'Hara Hines' research has focused on the practical needs of researchers in the biological sciences, who frequently pose challenges with new ways of gathering data, or with new objectives. Jeanette's ongoing research project is the analysis of clustered or longitudinal data with categorical responses, a type of data frequently gathered in the biological and medical areas.

Marius Hofert

Marius Hofert

Assistant Professor

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Marius Hofert

Marius Hofert's personal website

Research interests

Marius Hofert is mainly interested in the development of mathematical, statistical and computational tools in copula modeling. He is known for his work on high-dimensional and hierarchical copula models. Marius is also interested in various aspects of computational statistics in a broader sense and in applications to quantitative risk management. Furthermore, he is an active developer, contributor and maintainer of statistical software in R.

Adam Kolkiewicz

Adam Kolkiewicz

Associate Professor

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Adam Kolkiewicz

Research interests

Professor Kolkiewicz's research interests are primarily in the areas of statistics and financial mathematics. In statistics, he has focused on statistical tools for time series analysis, robust methods of estimation, and asymptotic methods of inference.

David Landriault

David Landriault

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair, Risk Theory

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David Landriault

Research interests

Risk theory, ruin theory, queuing theory, dependence modeling in actuarial science, risk models in actuarial science, and actuarial mathematics in life insurance.

Jerry Lawless

Jerry Lawless

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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Jerry Lawless

​Research interests

My research interests cut across several areas of statistics, including survival and event history analysis, modeling, theory and methods for estimation and prediction, and the analysis of incomplete data. I am motivated by scientific and technical issues that arise in medicine, public health, system reliability, the social sciences and other areas.

Christiane Lemieux

Christiane Lemieux

Associate Professor

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Christiane Lemieux

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Research interests

Professor Lemieux is interested in quasi-Monte Carlo methods and their applications. These methods can be thought of as deterministic versions of the well-known and highly used Monte Carlo method. They are designed to improve upon the performance of Monte Carlo by replacing random sampling by a more uniform sampling mechanism based on low-discrepancy point sets. A major goal of Professor Lemieux's research is to improve the applicability of quasi-Monte Carlo methods to a wide variety of practical problems.

Bin Li

Bin Li

Assistant Professor

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Bin Li

Research interests

My research interests are in the fields of actuarial science, applied probability, mathematical finance, and partial differential equations.

Pengfei Li

Pengfei Li

Associate Professor

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Pengfei Li

Pengfei Li's personal website

Research interests

Professor Li's research interests concern some areas of statistics, including finite mixture model, asymptotic theory, empirical likelihood, inference with constraints, experimental design, and smoothing technique.

Johnny Li

Johnny Li

Associate Professor

Fairfax Chair in Risk Management

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Johnny Li

Research interests

Professor Li's research interests encompass the fields of stochastic mortality modeling, longevity risk securitization and financial risk management. In particular, he focuses on the technical issues entailed in the development of markets for longevity risk transfers, the measurement of uncertainty involved in estimating future mortality, and the demographic and financial risks associated with products such as reverse mortgages. He also works in the area of actuarial applications in law courts.

Kun Liang

Kun Liang

Assistant Professor

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Kun Liang

Research interests

Large-scale inference Statistical design and analysis of high-throughput genomic data Bayesian statistics Markov chain Monte Carlo
Martin Lysy

Martin Lysy

Assistant Professor

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Martin Lysy

Research interests

I enjoy working on a variety of applied problems, for which statistical and computational methodologies fall under the three following themes.

Jock MacKay

Jock MacKay

Adjunct Professor

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Jock MacKay

​Research interests

My research interests span a variety of areas in the application of statistical methods to the improvement of manufacturing processes, including experimental design and observational methods. In collaboration with my colleague Stefan Steiner, we have developed these methods into a system for reducing variation in process outputs. This work led to our book, Statistical Engineering.

Paul Marriott

Paul Marriott

Professor

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Paul Marriott

Research interests

Professor Marriott's research activity is split between theoretical and applied work.

David Matthews

David Matthews

Professor

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David Matthews

Research interests

Professor Matthews' research interests encompass the fields of biostatistics, quality improvement-especially in relation to health care-and statistical consulting. He is particularly concerned with finding effective ways to communicate statistical ideas and results to clinical researchers.

Don McLeish

Don McLeish

Professor

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Don McLeish

Research interests

Professor McLeish's research interests cover a variety of areas including probability and stochastic processes, statistical inference using estimating functions, and applications of Monte Carlo methods to finance.

Riley Metzger

Riley Metzger

Lecturer

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Riley Metzger

Research interests

Statistics education.

Lecturer

Nagham Mohammad

Lecturer

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Nagham Mohammad

Research interests

Time series analysis Analysis of censored and missing data Approximation in statistics and probability

Wayne Oldford

Wayne Oldford

Professor

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Wayne Oldford

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Research interests

Statistical reasoning, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, and the development of interactive computational environments that support these activities, comprise the broad areas of Professor Oldford's research interests.

Yingli Qin

Assistant Professor

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Yingli Qin

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Research interests

Professor Qin's current research effort is mainly devoted to hypothesis testing for high-dimensional data with applications to gene sets testing and  estimating and testing for large dimensional covariance matrices using the random matrix theory.

Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson

Professor Emeritus

David Saunders

David Saunders

Associate Professor

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David Saunders

David Saunders's personal website

Research interests

Decision making under uncertainty is prevalent in all human endeavours. The pervasive need to make critical decisions while faced with imperfect knowledge of the future is perhaps most acute in the area of finance. This has resulted in a commensurate demand for tools that allow market participants to analyze and manage their risks effectively. Professor Saunders' research focuses on the application of stochastic optimization and probability, particularly to problems in finance.

Matthias Schonlau

Matthias Schonlau

Professor

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Matthias Schonlau

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Research interests

Professor Schonlau's research interests include applied survey sampling and survey methodology, machine learning from text data such as open-ended questions as well as software implementation of his research.

Yi Shen

Yi Shen

Assistant Professor

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Yi Shen

Personal Website

Diana Skrzydlo

Diana Skrzydlo

Lecturer

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Diana Skrzydlo

Diana Skrzydlo's personal website

Research interests

Statistics and actuarial science education.

Christopher Small

Christopher Small

Professor

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Christopher Small

Christopher Small's personal website

Research interests

Professor Small's research interests are in statistical inference, including estimating functions; and some areas of statistical geometry, including the statistical analysis of shape. Recently, he has been working on a book on asymptotic techniques.

David Sprott

David A. Sprott

(Distinguished Professor Emeritus 1930 – 2013)

David A. Sprott (1930-2013)

David Arthur Sprott, one of the pioneers and leaders of statistics in Canada, died on December 13, 2013 in Waterloo, ON. He was 83.

Stefan Steiner

Stefan Steiner

Professor

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Stefan Steiner

Watfactory virtual manufacturing process information (PDF)
Watfactory virtual manufacturing process login

Research interests

Professor Steiner's research interests cover the broad area of business and industrial statistics focusing on process improvement. The overall goal of his research is the development of innovative ways to use process data and statistical methods to drive process improvement and variation reduction.

Cyntha Struthers

Cyntha Struthers

Associate Professor

Math Faculty Teaching Fellow

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Cyntha Struthers

Research interests

Methods for modelling continuous-time longitudinal data subject to missingness.

Ken Seng Tan

Ken Seng Tan

Professor

University Research Chair

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Ken Seng Tan

Research interests

Professor Tan held a Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Risk Management. His research interests lie at the intersection of actuarial science, finance, mathematics, and statistics. Much of his work relates to the development and implementation of innovative approaches to risk management, scientific computation, and optimal reinsurance.

Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson

Distinguished Professor Emerita

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Mary Thompson

​Research interests

At present Professor Thompson works primarily in survey methodology and sampling theory. Her book Theory of Sample Surveys describes the mathematical and foundational theory in detail; it also contains a systematic approach to using estimating functions in surveys, and a thorough discussion (with examples) of the role of the sampling design when survey data are used for analytic purposes.

Ruodu Wang

Ruodu Wang

Assistant Professor
Chengguo Weng

Chengguo Weng

Associate Professor

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Chengguo Weng

Chengguo Weng's personal website

Research interests

Professor Weng's research interests lie in developing effective quantitative tools in evaluating and managing risks on problems related to insurance and finance.

Gord Willmot

Gord Willmot

Professor

​Munich Re Chair in Insurance

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Gord Willmot

Research interests

Professor Willmot's research interests involve the analysis of insurance losses, with particular emphasis on the theory and application of aggregate claims models and models for the insurer's surplus associated with a particular block of insurance business. His main approaches to the study of these models involves a variety of analytical tools, including those from applied probability and mathematical reliability theory.

Tony Wirjanto

Tony Wirjanto

Professor

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Tony Wirjanto

Tony Wirjanto's personal website

Research interests

Professor Wirjanto's research interests focus on developing statistical methodology for applications in the finance area. His work has centered on the modeling of volatility fluctuations in financial returns with applications to asset and derivatives pricing, portfolio selection, and the term structure of interest rates. His current work explores the use of finite mixtures of distributions as well as ultra high-frequency data for volatility forecasting, portfolio choice and financial risk management.

Changbao Wu

Changbao Wu

Professor

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Changbao Wu

Changbao Wu's personal website

Research interests

Professor Wu has a primary research interest in the design and analysis of complex surveys. His research also covers more broad topics including semiparametric and nonparametric methods, resampling (jackknife and bootstrap) techniques, missing data and measurement error problems. He has worked extensively on empirical likelihood (EL) methods and related computational procedures, with strong interest in developing R packages for practical implementations of the EL methods.

Fan Yang

Fan Yang

Assistant Professor

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Fan Yang

Research interests

Fan Yang’s research interests lie in the areas of quantitative risk management, actuarial science and mathematical finance.

Grace Y. Yi

Grace Y. Yi

Professor

University Research Chair

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Grace Yi

Research interests

Professor Yi's research interests focus on developing statistical methodology for event history analysis in fields such as chronic disease, clinical trials, and epidemiology. Many of the problems are motivated by challenges arising in health research, but the developed methods have a bearing on many diverse fields including demography, engineering, sociology, and survey research.

Leilei Zeng

Leilei Zeng

Associate Professor

Graham Trust Chair in Health Statistics

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Leilei Zeng

Research interests

Professor Zeng's research activities focus generally on the development of statistical methods of data analysis for public health and medicine and the application of such methods in a variety of public health and medical contexts.

Yeying Zhu

Yeying Zhu

Assistant Professor

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Yeying Zhu

Yeying Zhu's personal website

Research interests

My research interest lies in causal inference, machine learning and the interface between the two. My current work focuses on the inverse weighted estimation of causal effects using propensity scores and marginal structural models.

Mu Zhu

Mu Zhu

Professor

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Mu Zhu

Mu Zhu personal website

Research interests

Mu's main research interests are statistical machine learning and multivariate analysis, with their applications in health informatics, bioinformatics, and data mining. He is currently working with his PhD students on problems having to do with transactional networks and protein structures.

Joe DiCesare

Joe DiCesare

Director, Head of Quantitative Analytics, Commodities Trading, RBC Capital Markets

A graduate degree does not guarantee instant success or your dream job. However, it is certainly an important part of building one’s professional credentials. Having the right attitude, being hard working and determined to succeed are crucial attributes in distinguishing yourself.

Joe DiCesare, PhD (Statistics), '06

Farouk Nathoo

Farouk Nathoo

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics for Spatial and High-Dimensional Data and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria
Paul Ullrich

Paul Ullrich

Assistant Professor, UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources

When you’re looking in the workforce, don’t be afraid to look for opportunities outside of your immediate field, because you’d be surprised at how many of your skills can be directly applied elsewhere. Find a topic where you think you can make a difference and latch onto it.

- Paul Ullrich, MMath (Applied Mathematics), '07

Ryan Browne

Ryan Browne

Assistant Professor
Contact information:  Ryan Browne   Ryan Browne's personal website

Research interests

Ryan’s current research focus is model-based clustering and classification. In addition he is interested in measurement models, specifically in assessing the quality of a measurement system. This work was the focus of his  PhD thesis.

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Greg Rice

Assistant Professor

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Greg Rice
 

Research interests

Greg’s current research interests are: Functional Data Analysis, Time Series Analysis, Change Point Analysis, Panel Data, and Central Limit Theory for Stationary Processes.

Liqun Diao

Liqun Diao

Assistant Professor

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Liqun Diao

 

Research Interests

Professor Diao’s research interests lie in developing and applying statistical methods to advance knowledge in medicine and public health. Her current research effort is mainly devoted to analysis of event history processes, methodology development in recursive partitioning and the interface between the two.

Princess Alexander

Princess Alexander

Founder and CEO, Alexander Learmond

My mathematics degrees have been the bedrock of my professional career.

-Princess Alexander, MMath (Statistics), '78

Michael Wallace

Michael Wallace

Assistant Professor