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Actuarial Data Mining Services

 

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Resources for Learning and Exploration - Presentations

2012

CAS Limited Attendance Seminar on Reserve Variability
Philadelphia, August 2012

Instructor for 2-day class on data mining with Statsoft
Chicago, June 2012

Salford Analytics Data Mining Conference
Fraud Analysis and Other Applicationsof Unsupervised Learning in P&C Insurance
San Diego, May 2012

Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar
Estimating Systemic Risk for Professional Liability Lines
Philadelphia, March 2012

2011

General Insurance Research Organization Conference
Plenary Session: Overview of Casualty Actuarial Society Research
Workshop on Casualty Actuarial Society Claim Simulator Software
Liverpool, UK, October 2011

2010

CAS Spring Meeting
A Perfect Storm for P&C Analytics
Instructional Approach to Variance Models: Munich Chain Ladder/Capital Allocation
San Diego, May 2010

CAS Seminar on Reinsurance
Financial Crisis - Technical Look Back
New York City, May 2010

CAS Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar
Logic, Fallacies and Paradoxes in Risk Profit Loading
Data Management Call Paper Program: "Text Mining Handbook"
Data Management Call Paper Program: "Data and Disaster: The Role of Data in the Financial Crisis" (winner of paper prize)
Chicago, March 2010

2008

"Introduction to GLMs", Predictive Modeling Seminar, Casualty Actuary Society.
San Diego, November 2008 <handout>

"Software and Utilities: Free or Inexpensive". Predictive Modeling Seminar. Casualty Actuary Society.
San Diego, November 2008. <handout>

"Predictive Modeling and Insurance Operations", Casualty Actuary Society Spring Meeting.
Quebec City, November 2008 <handout>

"Capitalizing on Decision Trees to Advance Predictive Capabilities." WRG 2008 Predictive Modeling in Workers Compensation. <handout> Texas Closed 7.20.08.xls. <handout>

"Text Mining Unstructured Data." Predictive Modeling Seminar. Casualty Actuary Society. San Diego, November 2008. <handout>

2007

"Data: The Undiscovered Country." WRG 2007 Predictive Modeling in Workers Compensation. <handout> Work Comp Claims Prediction xls. <handout>

 

2005

"An Introduction to Text Mining with an Application to General Liability Claims Data." Insightful User Conference 2005. Princeton, NJ. 26-27 October 2005. <handout>

"Introduction to Generalized Linear Models." Special Interest Seminar on Predictive Modeling. Casualty Actuary Society. Chicago, IL. 19 October 2005. < handout>

"Trees, Neural Networks and Clustering used for Predictive Modeling." Spring Meeting. Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic. Princeton, NJ. 2 June 2005

"COTOR's Loss Reserving from the Viewpoint of Modeling." The Committee on Theory of Risk: Training Project. Casualty Actuary Society Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 15-18 May 2005.

"Insurance Fraud Detection: MARS vs. Neural Networks" Second Annual CART Conference. Salford Systems. San Francisco, CA. 24 March 2005


2004

"Introduction to Predictive Modeling." Predictive Modeling Implementation in Workers Compensation. World Research Group. Orlando, FL. 18 December 2004.

"Generalized Linear Models: Introduction." Panel Presentation. Special Interest Seminar on Predictive Modeling. Casualty Actuarial Society. Chicago, IL. 4-5 October 2004. <download handout>

"The Insolvency Put: An Asset of the Corporation?" Annual Conference. American Risk and Insurance Association. Chicago, IL. 10 August 2004.

"Fraud Classification Using Principal Components Analysis of RIDITS." Moderator: Panel Discussion. Spring Meeting. Casualty Actuarial Society. Colorado Springs, CO, 16-19 May 2004.

"Data Mining in the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry." Panel. Ratemaking Seminar. Casualty Actuary Society. Philadelphia, PA. 11-12 March 2004. <download presentation>

"Insurance Fraud Detection: MARS vs. Neural Networks" International CART Data Mining Conference. Salford Systems. San Francisco, CA. March 2004.


2003

"Models- Do You Trust Them? Computer models within the insurance industry." Panel. Annual Meeting. Casualty Actuarial Society. New Orleans, LA. 9-12 Nov 2003,

"Martian Chronicles: Is MARS Better than Neural Networks?" Paper Presentation. Ratemaking Seminar. Casualty Actuary Society. San Antonio, TX 27-28 March 2003 <download paper>


2002

"Modeling for Fraud: Neural Networks Demystified." Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts. November. 2002

"Data Mining Neural Network Applications in Insurance." Annual Meeting. Casualty Actuary Society. Boston, MA 10-13 November 2002. <Download presentation>

"Fair Value Accounting for Actuaries in the Post Enron World." Loss Reserve Seminar. Casualty Actuary Society. Arlington, VA . 23-24 Sept. 2002.


1998-2001

"Neural Networks Demystified". Ratemaking Seminar. Casualty Actuarial Society. Las Vegas NV. 11-13 March. 2001

"Fair Valuations Task Force: Methods of determining risk adjusted discounted losses." Casualty Actuaries of Greater New York. December 2000.

"Fair Value of Insurance Liabilities - CAS White Paper " Panelist. Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar. Casualty Actuary Society. Minneapolis, MN. 18-19 September 2000.

Presented theory and methods of using regression for estimating loss development factors. ·. Regression Models of Loss Reserving. September 1998