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2014-15 Seminar Series

The Departmental Seminar Series is a forum for researchers to share their ideas and forge collaborative relationships.
Held every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083, 100 St. George Street.

Light refreshments will be served at 3:10 p.m.
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2015 Big Data

Big Data, 2015

Statistical Inference, Learning and Models in Big Data: January to June 2015
CANSSI has partnered with Fields, CRM, PIMS and AARMS to present a thematic program on Big Data. Major funding from the Fields was approved in June 2014, and we look forward to an …

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2015 Statistics Graduate Student Research Day a Huge Success!

Department of Statistical Sciences at University of Toronto and Statistics Graduate Student Union (SGSU) are jointly hosting invited speaker talks on “Machine Learning for Big Data” at the Fields Institute on April 17, 2015.

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Department of Statistical Sciences Doctoral Students take top prize courtesy of Waterfront International.

Congrutlations! Luhui (Luke) Gan, Tianyi Jia and Zhenhua Lin, who took home the top prize courtesy of Waterfront International.

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A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield

Hi-tech and Big Data offer hope to battered U.S. oil industry

WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) – The tech geeks are coming to the oil industry’s rescue.
With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new …

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Graduate and PhD Students

New PhD field in Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce its new PhD program in Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science. The program is built on the strong and diverse research agenda of the department and the continuingly growing demand from both industry and academia for PhDs …

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U of T Campus

University of Toronto to Host The Society of Actuaries Actuarial Research Conference 2015

The Department is proud and honoured to have been chosen to host the 2015 Society of Actuaries Actuarial Research Conference.

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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.

News & Updates

Summer classes begin on May 11, 2015

Arts & Science: Preliminary 2015 Undergraduate Summer Timetable


Held every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083