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Showing posts from May, 2017

IDEAS Mentor Hiring

Marketing and Undergrad Recruitment is hiring mentors to help run the IDEAS Summer Experience for international high school students. This month-long job runs from July 10th to August 4th.
We are looking for energetic and highly motivated students with experience volunteering or working in roles such as dons, ambassadors, orientation leaders or camp counselors. Leadership or mentorship experience at the University of Waterloo and in the student community is considered an asset for this role. More details including compensation and responsibilities can be found at
Please forward this opportunity on to any students you feel would excel in this role. Any questions can be sent to either Megan or myself via
Interested applicants can apply directly to with their resume.

Open Challenges in Data Science

Eugene Wen, David Kierstead, Amir Hejazi, and Albert Hoang Manulife Corp.
3:45pm May 10th MC 5501
The talk will be followed by a networking reception in MC 5501.
Manulife’s Advanced Analytics teams translate complex data into insights. We use machine learning and other predictive modelling techniques to predict the likelihood of future events and optimize outcomes. Four use cases we believe data science can improve the customer experience are: 
1)      Predictive Underwriting - Buying a life insurance product can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. How can predictive analytics improve the underwriting approval process? 2)      Fraud Detection – The daily volume of insurance claims is extremely large and identifying fraudulent claims can be a very challenging task. How does supervised machine learning and anomaly detection techniques play a role in identifying such fraudulent claims? 3)      Speech Analytics - We have billions of customer voice recordings. How can we use this dat…