Faculty List

  • K. Butler, B.Sc. (Birmingham), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Simon Fraser), Lecturer
  • S. Damouras, B.Sc. (Athens Univ. of Econ. and Bus.), M.Sc. (Warwick), Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • M. Evans, B.Sc. (Western Ontario), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • C. Hasler, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Neuchâtel), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • S. Kang, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Chonnam National University, South Korea), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • D. Roy, B.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D. (MIT), Assistant Professor
  • M. Samarakoon, B.Sc. (Colombo), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • Q. Sun, B.Sc. (Science & Technology, China), Ph.D. (North Carolina), Assistant Professor
  • J. Tomal, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Dhaka), Ph.D. (British Columbia), Assistant Professor
  • B. Virag, B.A. (Harvard), M.A., Ph.D. (Berkeley), Professor

Associate Chair: M. Evans (416-287-7274)

Probability and statistics have developed over a period of several hundred years as attempts to quantify uncertainty. With its origins in modeling games of chance, probability theory has become a sophisticated mathematical discipline with applications in such fields as demography, genetics and physics.

Statistics is concerned with the proper collection and analysis of data, both to reduce uncertainty and to provide for its assessment via probability. Applications range from pre-election polling to the design and analysis of experiments to determine the relative efficacies of different vaccines.

STAB22H3 and STAB27H3 serve as a non-technical introduction to statistics. These courses are designed for students from disciplines where statistical methods are applied. STAB52H3 is a mathematical treatment of probability. STAB57H3 is an introduction to the methods and theory of statistical inference. The C-level courses build on the introductory material to provide a deeper understanding of statistical methodology and of its practical implementation.

Admission to Statistics Programs
Beginning in 2018-19 there are admissions criteria for the Statistics Major Programs (Non Co-op and Co-op). Details and information on how to apply for admission to these programs is found in the program descriptions below.

Combining Statistics and Economics Programs
Students who wish to combine studies in statistics and economics should consult the Economics for Management Studies section of this Calendar for information on the economics programs and restrictions on the order in which courses must be taken.

Double Degrees: BBA/BSc
The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, in partnership with the Department of Management, offers the following Double Degree programs:

  • Double Degree: BBA, Specialist program in Management and Finance/Honours BSc, Specialist program in Statistics, Quantitative Finance Stream
  • Double Degree: BBA, Specialist (Co-operative) program in Management and Finance/Honours BSc, Specialist (Co-operative) program in Statistics, Quantitative Finance Stream

The Double Degree programs create an accelerated pathway for students who would otherwise have to complete two separate Specialist programs. They explicitly focus on finance and quantitative methods, providing students with a thorough education in both the business and the quantitative aspects of the financial industry. The Double Degree Programs take advantage of existing synergies to allow students to complete both undergraduate programs and degrees within five years without compromising their learning experience. Students will complete a total of 25.0 credits and, for those enrolled in the Double Degree (Specialist Co-op programs), students must also complete three mandatory Co-op work terms. For more information, include Admission and Program requirements, see the Double Degrees section of this Calendar.


Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.