Two Mathematical Finance PhDs Snag Prestigious Awards

Congratulations to mathematical finance PhDs Ali Al-Aradi and Philippe Casgrain for winning the Financial Mathematics Team Competition and the INFORMS Best Student Paper Award. 

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Research Showcase

You’re invited to our 2018 Research Showcase

On November 30, the Department of Statistical Sciences invites anyone with an interest in statistics or data science to our 2018 Research Showcase at the Fields Institute.

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“There’s Inequality in Death”: Analyzing Mortality Data to Level the Playing Field 

Assistant Professor Monica Alexander analyzes mortality and health data to better understand inequality in its various forms – from systemic poverty to the opioid crisis or natural disasters. 

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Welcome to the Department of Statistical Sciences

Our mandate is to serve as a centre of excellence for statistical and actuarial research and education, across the campus, nationally and internationally. Our key strengths are the quality of our research in statistical science, the abilities of our undergraduate and graduate students, our programs in actuarial science and finance, our close ties to biostatisticians in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the broad reach of statistical sciences across other disciplines.

We offer courses in actuarial science, probability theory, applied statistics, statistical computation and theoretical statistics. These courses are geared towards a variety of students seeking training in statistical and actuarial reasoning. In addition we actively promote professional designations for our students offered by the Society of Actuaries and the Statistical Society of Canada. See also some Additional Links.

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Fall Courses start on September 10, 2018

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