The University of Waterloo has conferred an honorary doctorate — Doctor of Mathematics, honoris causa — on Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg, professor emerita of mathematical statistics at the Technical University of Munich.

IMS Fellow Claudia Klüppelberg received her doctorate from the University of Mannheim in 1987. She is known for her fundamental contributions to extreme value theory and its applications to real-life problems. Her research interests combine various disciplines of applied probability theory and statistics with applications in biological, economic and technical risks. She gave an IMS Medallion Lecturer in 2009. In addition to more than 150 publications in scientific journals, Klüppelberg coauthored the book Modeling Extremal Events for Insurance and Finance, currently in its 10th edition. She is a member of the editorial board of the Springer Finance book series.

“Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg is a prominent scholar in mathematical statistics and applied probability,” says Dr. Changbao Wu, professor and chair of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. “She is known for her fundamental contributions to risk analysis in finance and actuarial science. Her book is highly impactful in the field.”

The degree was conferred on Klüppelberg at the Faculty of Mathematics ceremony on October 21.