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.

Ilham Akhundov

Ilham Akhundov

Lecturer / Director – Undergraduate Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs

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Ilham Akhundov

Mathematics, Business and Accounting programs

Research interests

Asymptotic methods in probability theory and mathematical statistics.

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.

Education/biography

Peter has been program director for the Math/CA program since 2006. Prior to his appointment as faculty lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo in 2003, Peter was a faculty member at the University of Alberta and at the College of the Rockies. Peter has a BSc and MSc (biostatistics) from the University of Guelph.

Surya Banerjee

Surya Banerjee

Lecturer

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Surya Banerjee
 

Research interests

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

Audrey Beliveau

Audrey Béliveau

Assistant Professor

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Audrey Béliveau

Research Interests

My research is mainly concerned with Bayesian hierarchical modeling and is motivated by applications in a variety of fields, namely ecology and epidemiology. A lot of the problems I work on involve the integration of multiple sources of data in a single analysis (e.g. network meta-analysis in epidemiology and integrated population modeling in ecology). I have a number of interdisciplinary collaborations with academics as well as industry partners.

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.

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.

Ryan Browne

Ryan Browne

Associate Professor

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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.

Jun Cai

Jun Cai

Professor

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Jun Cai

Jun Cai's personal website

Research interests

Professor Jun Cai's research interests are in the fields of actuarial science, applied probability, and mathematical finance,  with focuses currently on quantitative risk management for insurance and finance,  insurance decision problems,  dependence modelling,  and risk analysis with model uncertainty.

Shoja'eddin Chenouri

Shoja'eddin Chenouri

Professor / Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

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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, 

Richard J. Cook

Richard J. Cook

University Professor / Math Faculty Research Chair

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Richard J. Cook

My personal website
My books 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 / Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

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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.

Education/biography

Master of Mathematics, Biostatistics (co-op program), University of Waterloo Bachelor of Science, Honours in Statistics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Science and Statistics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Charmaine Dean

Charmaine Dean

V.P. University Research

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Charmaine Dean

Role & Research Interests

Charmaine Dean is Vice-President, Research and Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. Her research interest lies in the development of methodology for disease mapping, longitudinal studies, the design of clinical trials, and spatio-temporal analyses. Much of this work has been motivated by direct applications to important practical problems in biostatistics and ecology. Her current main research applications are in survival after coronary artery bypass surgery, mapping disease and mortality rates, forest ecology, fire management, smoke exposure estimation from satellite imagery, and modeling of temporary and intermittent stream flow for flood analysis and predictions.

Liqun Diao

Liqun Diao

Research Assistant Professor

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Liqun Diao

Personal Website: http://liqundiao.com/  

Research Interests

I am interested in developing and applying data-driven statistical methods and machine learning algorithms to advance knowledge in fields including medicine, public health, and insurance. I have been working on a broad spectrum of areas including recursive partitioning learning, causal inference, dependence modelling, Bayesian methods, and two-phase design.

Steve Drekic

Steve Drekic

Professor

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Steve Drekic

Steve Drekic's Google Scholar profile

Research interests

Professor Drekic has co-authored over 40 articles, and has published in key journals across several disciplines, including actuarial science, operations research, and statistics. His work has garnered particular attention in the fields of applied probability, insurance risk/ruin theory, and queueing theory. Professor Drekic's expertise lies in the use of probabilistic/stochastic techniques with advanced computational methods to analyze mathematical problems arising in several different application areas.

Joel Dubin

Joel Dubin

Professor

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Joel Dubin

​Health Data Science Lab (HDSL) Lead:

HDSL Website 

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, including the consideration of similarity to improve prediction accuracy.

Ben Feng

Ben Feng

Assistant Professor

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Ben Feng

Ben's personal website
Ben's Linkedin page

Research Interests

Professor Feng’s research interests include quantitative risk management, financial engineering, Monte Carlo simulation design and analysis, and nonlinear optimization.

Professor Feng is particularly interested in the intersection of these fields such as statistical machine learning, portfolio optimization, efficient simulation algorithms for risk management, etc. My professional background in actuarial science guides my research towards applying advanced theoretical methodologies to solve complex practical problems.

Lucy Gao

Lucy Gao

Assistant Professor
 

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Lucy Gao

Lucy Gao personal website

Research interests 

I develop methods for answering scientific questions in biology and public health, using tools from high-dimensional statistics, statistical learning, and selective inference. Another area of my ongoing research is the optimal design of experiments. While I am primarily motivated by applications and collaborations in biology and public health, I am enthusiastic about interesting data problems in any field.

Ali Ghodsi

Ali Ghodsi

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.

Mario Ghossoub

Mario Ghossoub

Assistant Professor

My research is mainly concerned with model uncertainty and the modern theory of choice under uncertainty and ambiguity, and with their use and applications in insurance, risk measurement and management, quantitative behavioral finance, and the theory of risk sharing.

More information on my personal webpage.

V.P. Godambe

V.P. Godambe

(Distinguished Professor Emeritus 1926-2016)

Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy

Professor

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Mary Hardy

Research:

My research focuses on risk management strategies for long term contingent risks. The work is problem-driven, using theory and methodology from financial engineering, statistics and actuarial science. Much of my current research seeks to measure and promote fairness, efficiency and transparency in the design and implementation of insurance and pension risk solutions.

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

Associate Professor

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Marius Hofert

Marius Hofert's personal website

Research interests

Marius Hofert's research interests are Computational Statistics and Data Science, Dependence Modeling with Copulas and Quantitative Risk Management.  Furthermore, he is an active developer, contributor and maintainer of statistical software in R.

Aukosh Jagannath

Aukosh Jagannath

Assistant Professor

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Aukosh Jagannath

Research Interests

I am a mathematician working at the interface of mathematical physics, mathematical data science, optimization, and high-dimensional statistics. There are deep connections and analogies arising at the interface of these four fields. The common threads tying them together are fundamental problems in mathematics. The goal of my research is to understand the statistical properties of high-dimensional, complex energy landscapes and how these properties affect the behaviour of algorithms and dynamical systems on these landscapes. I first began studying these questions from the perspective of statistical physics, with an emphasis on analyzing glassy systems. More recently, I have turned to analyzing the average case behaviour of optimization and sampling problems arising in combinatorics, data science, and high-dimensional statistics.

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.

Emily Kozlowski

Emily Kozlowski

Lecturer

Education

MMath in Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo (2017) BMath in Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo; BEd, Queen’s University (2014)

Professional Qualifications

Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) Associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA)

Interests

Actuarial Science and Statistics Education Life Insurance (former life insurance pricing actuarial analyst)
David Landriault

David Landriault

Professor

Canada Research Chair, Risk Theory

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David Landriault

Research interests

Actuarial Science, Quantitative Risk Management, Applied Probability, Stochastic Process, Risk and Ruin Theory, Stochastic Control Problems in Insurance and Finance, Stochastic Modelling in 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

Professor

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Christiane Lemieux

Christiane Lemieux's personal website

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

Associate Professor

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Bin Li

Personal website

Research interests

Stochastic control (dynamic optimization) problems in insurance, and finance, and economics.

Johnny Li

Johnny Li

Professor - Munich Re Chair

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Johnny Li

Munich Re Chair

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.

Pengfei Li

Pengfei Li

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.

Kun Liang

Kun Liang

Associate Professor

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Kun Liang

Kun Liang's personal website

Research interests

Large-scale inference

Statistical genetics

High-dimensional statistics

Machine learning

Martin Lysy

Martin Lysy

Associate Dean / Director - Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit

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 Emeritus

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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.

Glen McGee

Glen McGee

Assistant Professor

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Glen McGee

Glen McGee personal website

Research interests

My research interests mainly lie in developing statistical tools to solve problems in epidemiology, environmental health, and health policy. I’m currently interested in Bayesian frameworks for modelling multi-pollutant mixtures, designing and analyzing multigenerational studies, and more broadly in methods for longitudinal and cluster-correlated data.

Don McLeish

Don McLeish

Professor Emeritus

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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 / Statistics - Undergraduate Officer

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Riley Metzger

Research interests:

Statistics education.

Education/biography

MMath, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, 2002 BMath, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, 2001 University of Waterloo Mathematics Society Instructor of the Year, 2003-2004 A.Stat Designation, 2007
Wayne Oldford

Wayne Oldford

Professor

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Wayne Oldford

Wayne Oldford's personal website

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

Associate Professor

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Yingli Qin

Yingli Qin's personal website

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.

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Greg Rice

Associate 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.

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.

Alexander Schied

Alexander Schied

Professor / Director - Master of Quantitative Finance Program

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Alexander Schied

Alex Schied's Google Scholar profile

Research Interests

Alexander Schied’s research is in probability theory and stochastic analysis with applications to mathematical finance and economics. Recent research topics include risk measurement and risk management, modeling and optimization in finance and economics, robustness and model uncertainty, and issues arising from market microstructure and price impact. Together with Hans Föllmer he co-authored the book Stochastic Finance: An Introduction in Discrete Time. He holds a doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Bonn.

Matthias Schonlau

Matthias Schonlau

Professor

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Matthias Schonlau

Matthias Schonlau's personal website

Research interests

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

Yi Shen

Yi Shen

Associate Professor

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Yi Shen

Personal Website

Research Interests

My main research area is applied probability. Currently I focus on understanding the relation between the random locations (e.g., the location of the path supremum, the hitting times, etc.) and the probabilistic symmetries of stochastic processes/random fields, such as stationarity, self-similarity, exchangeability, etc. I am also working on characterizing these symmetries using various tools including extreme value theory and ergodic theory.

More generally, I am enthusiastic about various problems in probability, such as random algebraic topology, limit theorems and financial mathematics. I am also interested in the applications of probability in statistics, physics, econometrics and actuarial science.

Diana Skrzydlo

Diana Skrzydlo

Lecturer / Director - Master of Actuarial Science Program / Math Faculty Teaching Fellow

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Diana Skrzydlo

Diana Skrzydlo’s personal website

Diana Skrzydlo is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, the Math Faculty Teaching Fellow, and the current Director of the MActSc program. She has been teaching at the University of Waterloo since 2007 and has spoken widely on innovative teaching and assessment techniques, including in Indonesia with the READI project. In 2017-18 she developed a faculty mentorship program for the department, and started a monthly teaching discussion group. She won the SAS department teaching award in 2016 and the Faculty of Math Distinction in Teaching Award in 2019. She has a BMath (2006) and MMath (2007) from UW, and achieved her ASA designation from the Society of Actuaries in 2018, where she volunteers as a member of the Education & Research Section council, an LTAM grader, and on the FAP committee.

Alla Slynko

Research Assistant Professor

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Alla Slynko

Alla's Google-Scholar publications

Research Interests

Alla Slynko’s research is in bio- and  medical statistics. Recent research topics include assessing the accuracy and reliability of diagnostic tests in the absence of a gold standard as well as statistical modeling and simulation of dependencies in high-dimensional data. Alla Slynko is also involved in interdisciplinary projects on diverse cancer research topics. In addition, she has industry and academic experience in financial risk management. 

Christopher Small

Christopher Small

Professor Emeritus

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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 / Chair

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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.

Nathaniel Stevens

Nathaniel Stevens

Assistant Professor / Director, Data Science Program, Undergraduate

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Nathaniel Stevens

In general Nathaniel is interested in using data to make decisions, solve problems, and improve processes. Specifically, his research interests lie at the intersection of data science and industrial statistics. He is interested in methodological developments in experimental design and A/B testing, process monitoring and network surveillance, reliability and survival analysis, and the assessment and comparison of measurement systems. Recently Nathaniel has developed a family of comparative probability metrics that may be used in place of traditional hypothesis tests in any setting that requires a comparison of statistical quantities. 

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.

Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson

Distinguished Professor Emerita

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Mary Thompson

Research interests

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.

Estimation for stochastic processes has been another theme of her research. These twothemes come together in aspects of inference from complex longitudinal surveys. Issues in the design of longitudinal surveys to support causal inference are central to work on the International Tobacco Control Survey, with which Professor Thompson has been involved since 2002. She studies the application of multilevel models and longitudinal models with time-varying covariates to complex survey data, including the best ways to adapt the estimating functions systems for use with survey weights, and the use of resampling techniques to provide accurate interval estimates.

She is also currently collaborating on projects in survival and multistate models and the design of behavioural interventions on random networks.

Michael Wallace

Michael Wallace

Assistant Professor

Contact information:

Michael Wallace

Michael Wallace's Personal Website

Research interests

My primary research interest is in causal inference, with a specific focus on dynamic treatment regimes and personalized medicine. Dynamic treatment regimes are sequences of decision rules that take subject-level data (such as age, health status, or prior treatment) as input and recommend actions (such as which drug to take) as output. Working with longitudinal datasets, my work focuses on deriving methodologies that help identify the sequence of treatment decisions that yields the best expected outcome.

More generally, I am interested in identifying new ways to apply methods from different disciplines in new settings. This includes modifying methodology from one area of statistics so that it may be applied in a different area, or through applying statistical methods to novel problems in the 'real world' of data analysis.

Ruodu Wang

Ruodu Wang

Associate Professor / University Research Chair / Associate Chair - Research / SunLife Research Fellow

Contact Information:
Office: M3 3122
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 31569
Email: wang@uwaterloo.ca

Ruodu Wang's personal website

Research interests

Professor Wang's research interests mainly lie in quantitative risk management, which includes various topics in actuarial science, financial engineering, operations research, probability, statistics, and economic theory.

Lan Wen

Lan Wen

Assistant Professor

My primary areas of research to date have been on the development and application of statistical methods in causal inference and the analysis of observational studies where complications can arise due to model misspecification, time-varying confounding and censoring/missing data. I believe that the development of novel methodologies should be rooted in practical applications. Thus, motivated by real-life applications in public health and medicine, my research addresses methodological and conceptual challenges that scientists may face in answering clinically relevant questions using real-world data studies. Challenges that arise in these observational studies include lack of randomization to the strategies of interest, and/or subjects dropping out of the study due to unknown reasons.

Chengguo Weng

Chengguo Weng

Professor / Associate Chair - Actuarial Science

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Chengguo Weng

Chengguo Weng's personal website

Research interests

Professor Weng’s research interests span a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines from actuarial science, finance to probability, statistics and stochastic optimization. The primary objective of Professor Weng’s research is to develop innovative risk assessment methods and prioritization strategies for actuarial and financial risk management.

Gord Willmot

Gord Willmot

Professor

​Contact Information:
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

Contact Information:
Tony Wirjanto

Tony Wirjanto's personal website

Research interests

Professor Wirjanto's research interests lie in the intersection between statistics and econometrics. In particular he conducts research in the field of financial time series with a focus on volatility modeling/forecasting and financial risk management, and in the field of financial mathematics with a focus on portfolio optimization in a high-dimensional setting and on global climate change risks.

Samuel Wong

Samuel Wong

Associate Professor
 

Contact information:

Samuel Wong

Samuel Wong personal website

Research interests

My research focus is in developing methodology for data science problems, with an emphasis on applications in structural biology, dynamic systems, and engineering. I am particularly interested in using Bayesian modelling, Monte Carlo methods, and statistical computation to advance our scientific knowledge in these areas. More generally, I enjoy working on collaborative projects where principled statistical thinking can be combined with scientific expertise to solve new problems.

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.

Leilei Zeng

Leilei Zeng

Associate Professor

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Leilei Zeng

Research interests

Professor Zeng's research interest lies in the development of statistical methodologies for public health and medical research.

Mu Zhu

Mu Zhu

Professor / Director – Data Science Program, Graduate

Contact Information:
Mu Zhu

Mu Zhu personal website

Research interests

Mu's initial research interest was dimension reduction. In the early years of his faculty career, he devoted much attention to efficient kernel machines for rare target detection and ensemble methods for variable selection. He also worked on algorithms for making personalized recommendations, and applications of machine learning to healthcare informatics.

While ensemble learning continued to captivate his curiosity, in more recent years Mu explored a hodgepodge of different topics—such as evaluation metrics, protein structures, transactional networks, and genetic epistasis. At present, he is studying various problems about dependence modeling, large covariance matrices, and generative neural networks.

Yeying Zhu

Yeying Zhu

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Yeying Zhu

Yeying Zhu's personal website

Research interests

Dr. Zhu’s research interest lies in causal inference, machine learning and the interface between the two. She highly appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of causal inference and aim to develop theoretically sound methods for data-driven problems.

Her recent focus is on the development of variable selection/dimension reduction procedures to adjust for confounding in observational studies in a high-dimensional setting. In addition, she has developed innovative machine learning algorithms for the modeling of propensity scores for binary, multi-level and continuous treatments.

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

Christine Anderson-Cook

Christine Anderson-Cook

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