The University of Western Ontario 
Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences




Academic/Administrative appointments

·      Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada


o  Associate Dean Administration (Acting), June 2014 – June 2015

·      Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada


o  Interim Department Chair, July 2017 – June 2019

o  (Full) Professor, July 2014 – present

o  Associate Professor with Tenure, July 2010–June 2014

o  Undergraduate Chair, July 2008 – June 2011

o  Cross-appointed to the Department of Applied Mathematics, July 2008 – present

o  Assistant Professor, July 2006 – June 2010



·  Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza, Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italia



o  Visiting Professor, 2013



· Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University, London, England 



o Associate Professor at CARISMA, 2009 – 2012

o Adjunct Member, 2006 – 2009

o Research Lecturer B, 2004 – 2006


·  Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada



o  Assistant Professor, 2003 – 2004


·      Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



o Assistant Professor, 2000 – 2003


·  Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



o  Sessional Lecturer, 1999 – 2000



Teaching awards

·         Recipient of the UWO University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll

Award of Excellence (Academic years 2013-14, 2011-12, 2008-09 and 2006-07)




Research awards/nominations
Name/title of award and Result
Western Faculty Scholar Award (Won)
-    recognises significant recent scholarly achievements in teaching and research.
-    recipients have an international presence in their discipline and are considered all-around scholars.
DOST Balik Scientist Award (Won)
For the proposal “Applications of mathematical finance to 
valuation of technology, pricing energy contracts, 
disaster risk mitigation, and climate-change adaptation strategies”.
The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology 
Research and Development (PCIEERD)
Messaggeri della Conoscenza Award (Won) 
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia
Florence Bucke Science Prize (Finalist)
- intended to recognise some of the best research in the Faculty of Science
- at most one nominee from one of the 8 Science departments 
with emphasis on the candidate’s research contributions in the last 5 years
Florence Bucke Science Prize (Finalist)


North American Actuarial Journal Annual Prize for the Best Paper published in 2008 presented by the Society of Actuaries (Won)


Cash prize and award plaque given on 06 April 2010 for the paper 
“The pricing of credit default swaps under a Markov-modulated
 Merton’s structural model” (co-authored with C. Erlwein and T. Siu).



Service award

·      Recipient of the IMA Service Award for dedicated service and significant contribution to the

    Institute of Mathematics and Applications, England, UK as Editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. 

    Awarded June 2013.




Short academic visits

·   Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Statistiche e Finanziarie, Universita dellá Calabria, Arcavata di Rende, COSENZA, Italia, November-December 2013



·      Department of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong, WOLLONGONG, New South Wales, Australia, February 2012


·      Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, EDINBURGH, Scotland, UK, June 2006


·      Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE, UK, February-March & June-July 2005


·      Grupos de Probabilidad y Estadística, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, GUANAJUATO, México, April 2004



·      Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, MINNEAPOLIS, USA, July-August 2003


·      Centre for Mathematical Physics and Stochastics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aarhus Universitet, AARHUS, Denmark, August 2002


·      Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide, ADELAIDE, Australia, April-May 2000





Professional affiliations

·   Elected Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, UK, 2004


·      Elected Member, London Mathematical Society, UK, 2004-08


·      Member, American Mathematical Society, 1997- 2008


·      Member, Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, 2007- present


·      Junior Member, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 2004-05


·      Member, Mathematical Association of America, 2007- 08


·      Member, Canadian Mathematical Society, 2000-03


·      Member, Bachelier Finance Society, 2001-03


·      Member, International Association of Financial Engineers, 2000-03





Erdös number

Based on MathSciNet, my Erdös Number is 4. Thanks to Robert J. Elliott [EN=3],
Lawrence Markus [EN=2] and Shizuo Kakutani [EN=1].




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