# Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and relationships through the use of deductive reasoning, and includes both the elegance of pure theory and the application of this theory to all human endeavours. Students cover topics from the fields of algebra, analysis, geometry and applied mathematics.

Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing data. Probability theory, the study of uncertainty, provides the foundation for all statistical models. Principles of probability theory and statistics are used to make decisions in the insurance industry, the financial world and in engineering.

## Chair

**Karen Buro, PhD (Aachen)**

*Mathematics/Statistics*

## Faculty

**Cristina Anton, PhD (Alberta); PhD (Romanian Academy)**

*Applied Mathematics; Probability and Statistics*

**Sunil Barran, M.Sc. (Alberta)**

*Mathematics*

**Elaine Beltaos, PhD (Alberta)**

*Mathematics*

**Ion Bica, PhD (Alberta)**

*Applied Mathematics*

**Brian Franczak, PhD (Guelph)**

*Statistics*

**Rui Hu, PhD (Memorial)**

*Mathematics*

**Christian Ivanescu, PhD (Toronto)**

*Mathematics*

**Kathleen Lawry-Batty, PhD (Western Ontario)**

*Statistics*

**Shelley Lorimer, Ph.D (Alberta)**

*Engineering*

**David McLaughlin, PhD (Alberta)**

*Mathematics*

**John O’Connor, M.Sc. (National University of Ireland); M.Sc. (Alberta)**

*Mathematics; Statistics*

**Christopher Ramsey, PhD (Waterloo)**

*Mathematics*

**Mark Solomonovich, PhD (Tomsk State)**

*Theoretical and Mathematical Physics*

**Nicolae Strungaru, PhD (Alberta)**

*Mathematics*

**Wanhua Su, PhD (Waterloo)**

*Statistics*

**Adi Tcaciuc, PhD (Alberta)**

*Mathematics*

**Nataliya Zadorozhna, PhD (Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences)**

*Mathematics*