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Anthony Coache 

PhD student in Statistics (UofT)

I am currently a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Toronto (UofT). I obtained a M.Sc. in Mathematics with Concentration in Statistics from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2019 advised by Prof. François Watier and Prof. René Ferland and graduated with Honours from the B.Sc. in Mathematics with Concentration in Statistics from UQAM in 2017.

I am a teaching assistant for statistics and mathematics courses and I was a private tutor for several mathematics courses. I am also a research assistant for Prof. Sebastian Jaimungal, working on a collaboration between Fields CQAM and Oanda.

I was a member of the organizing committee for the Canadian Statistics Student Conference 2020, held online (instead of at Carleton University in Ottawa due to COVID-19) on May 30, 2020. I was part of the translation team, responsible for translating all content that is published in the program booklet, as well as all communications with students and the slides of the keynote speaker. I was also chair of the “Sports & Demographics Analytics” session and chat moderator.

I discovered random art, that is applying a “stochastic force” to make a completely unique creation.

I co-organized the Statistics Student Summit in Montreal that was held on March 15, 2019. This new initiative based at UQAM aimed at bringing together young French-speaking statisticians for a day of talks and activities. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal and Sahir Rai Bhatnagar were our two plenary speakers.

I contributed to the UQAM Math-Stat Scholarship & Awards Guide. It is a work in progress started by my friend Olivier Binette. This guide provides examples of successful scholarship applications (CVs, statement of purpose, etc.) from UQAM students as well as links to helpful resources.

Research interests

I have a strong background in mathematics and programming. I am interested in multidisciplinary problems at the intersection of statistics and computer science. More specifically, my research interests are in stochastic modelling, optimization, statistical learning, applied statistics and computer science.



  • Binette, O. & Coache, A. The Significance of the Adjusted R Squared. (Bio)Statistics Research Day, Montréal. September 21, 2018. [Poster] [Blog]

  • Coache, A. & Larose, F. “Do schools kill creativity?” Well, they help analyze popularity! Annual Meeting of the SSC, Montréal. June 4, 2018. [Poster] [Poster template]

  • Ferland, R., Froda, S. & Coache, A. Comparison of surveillance flu data across regions. Annual Meeting of the SSC, Winnipeg. June 12, 2017. [Poster]



  • Stochastic Algorithms for Solving a Multi-period Quantile-Based Portfolio Optimization Problem. Annual Meeting of the SSC, Calgary. May 27, 2019. [Slides] [Beamer template]

    • In financial asset allocation, while many risk measures are proposed, care must be taken to ensure that their properties reflect an observed investor behavior. Furthermore, the investor should also be able to adjust his strategy according to market fluctuations during the investment period. Thus we focus our analysis on a class of multiperiod portfolio optimization problems in which the investor wants to minimize a quantile-based function of the terminal wealth and where the stock prices follow a binomial tree model. We explore various stochastic approaches in finding an optimal or near-optimal strategy and compare their efficiency through simulation studies.

  • Non-Parametric Estimation of the Quantile Function. Probability and Statistics Student Seminar - UQAM. July 13, 2017.

    • This talk focuses on the non-parametric estimation of the quantile function. The quantile function has several statistical applications; it is used in Monte-Carlo methods among others. We explain two L-estimators of this function and we compare their performance against the traditional non-parametric estimator.


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