The research team consists of leading experts in risk analysis, risk modelling and risk evaluation at the University of Leicester.

Dr Bogdan Grechuk is the programme’s Principal Investigator. He is a member of the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at the University of Leicester, specialising in risk analysis and machine learning. He has led risk analysis research in several projects, including the recently funded Innovate UK KTP grant with TG0 Ltd. In 2010, Dr Grechuk et al. developed a theory of generalized Chebyshev inequalities which can be used for robust estimation of the probabilities of rare events. In 2014, he developed with Zabarankin a novel theory for studying the risk of catastrophic events. More recently, he participated in developing mathematical foundations for an error correction mechanism in data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Dr Grechuk has led undergraduate and MSc modules on the principles of actuarial modelling, with applications to mortality and morbidity modelling.

Prof Alexander Gorban is the Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis and Modelling (AIDAM) and Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester. He is known for the development of algorithms for the fast learning of neural networks, methods for dimensionality reduction in machine learning and beyond, applied data mining projects, and recently developed the technology of AI correctors. He is the Academic Leader in three Innovate UK KTP grants and a Co-Investigator of a £1M AHRC grant on using AI and Machine Learning in Archaeology. He was a visiting professor and research scholar at the Clay Mathematics Institute, IHES, Courant Institute, and Isaac Newton Institute. He has active academic collaborations with IHES, ETH Zurich, Institut Curie, Saint Louis University, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Toyota Technical Centre, Ann Arbor. He has been the Principal Investigator of various EPSRC, Royal Society, LMS and British Council projects for the organisation of research workshops and the development of international scientific collaboration. Among his collaborators and co-authors are two Presidents of the International Neural Network Society, D. Wunsch and D. Prokhorov. Prof Gorban was an invited plenary speaker at the 2020 IEEE World Congress of Artificial Intelligence. He has over 11,000 citations with an h-index of 51 on Google Scholar.

Dr Evgeny Mirkes has experience in practical data analysis and the implementation of various data-driven models, including models for mortality evaluation, risk evaluation. His main research interests are biomathematics, data mining and software engineering, neural network and artificial intelligence. He has led and supervised many projects in data analysis and the development of decision-support systems for computational diagnosis and treatment planning, and has participated in applied projects in Natural Language Processing in the area of social media data analysis. He has rich experience in Predictive Mathematical and Computational Modelling and in finding solutions to classification, clustering and auto coding problems. In particular, he developed a special programming language for Neural Networks, created a theory on geometrical complexity which is applicable to approximators of several types and allows the comparing of various methods of data approximations. He elaborated a new and universal framework to minimise arbitrary sub-quadratic error potentials in machine learning and developed new machine learning methods, which achieve orders of magnitude with faster computational performance than corresponding state-of-the-art methods.

 

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.