Congratulations to Dr Paul McNicholas who has won the prestigious Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences for his contributions to statistics research in Canada – the first time the prize has been awarded for research in statistics. The Steacie Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for early-career scientists and engineers, is awarded to a researcher who is 40 or younger for outstanding research conducted in Canada. One prize has been awarded annually since 1964.
Congratulation to Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky who has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award after having been nominated for this award by Prof. Dr. Michael Plum, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
This award is conferred in recognition of the award winner’s entire academic record to date. In addition, award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany.
Congratulations to Michael Gallaugher who has received the Governor General’s Academic Medal, one of the most prestigious student awards in Canada. Michael has graduated with a PhD in statistics under the supervision of Paul McNicholas. His research interests primarily focus on clustering and classification, the foundation of machine learning and data science. He is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the department.
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) announced that McMaster University has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 CAS University Award, recognizing the innovative and exemplary ways it is preparing students for a career in the property and casualty insurance industry. The CAS is the world’s only actuarial organization focused exclusively on property and casualty risks, serving over 9,000 members worldwide who work for insurance companies, educational institutions, state insurance departments, federal government agencies, and independent consulting firms. McMaster University is the second Canadian school only to be recognized since the program’s inception.
McMaster University’s Actuarial & Financial Mathematics (AFM) program led by Dr. Anas Abdallah, has five faculty members and 165 students. The university impressed the judges with its focus on property and casualty insurance across curriculum, research, and industry engagement. Read more here.