Faculty profiles

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.

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, including the consideration of similarity to improve prediction accuracy.

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.

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.

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