Biography

Katrien Antonio (born 1981) studied mathematics at KU Leuven, followed by a PhD at the interplay of actuarial science and statistics. After graduating from the PhD program in 2007, Katrien joined the University of Amsterdam as assistant professor in actuarial science. Her research interests cover a variety of problems in insurance analytics, including claims reserving in non-life insurance, stochastic mortality models and non-life insurance pricing. Many of her research projects are directly inspired by interactions with industry. Katrien’s work has been published in actuarial journals (ASTIN Bulletin, IME, SAJ, NAAJ, EAJ, Risks), in statistics journals (Statistical Science, Lifetime Data Analysis, JRSS A and JRSS C) and in operations research outlets (EJOR). Katrien loves teaching and has extensive experience with teaching at all levels of higher education (BSc, MSc, executive programs), including the design and coordination of courses for both small and large groups of students. Currently, Katrien is full professor in actuarial science at KU Leuven and (part time) professor in actuarial data science at University of Amsterdam. She serves as program director of the MSc in Actuarial and Financial Engineering at KU Leuven and is the campus Leuven vice dean for education at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Leuven (since August 2021). Katrien is co-founder and co-director of LRisk, the Leuven research centre for actuarial and financial risk analysis and is co-director of the recently established Research Centre for Longevity Risk at University of Amsterdam. More info via https://katrienantonio.github.io.

Ana María Debón Aucejo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics of the “Universitat Politècnica de Valencia”, Spain. She holds a PhD in Mathematics. She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Concordia University (Canada) and at the Cass Business School (UK). Her research is focused on the field of statistics (Modeling and Forecasting mortality) with actuarial applications. Her work has appeared in leading journals such as North American Actuarial Journal, Insurance, Mathematics and Economics or European Actuarial Journal.

Ida Ferrara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at York University. As an applied microeconomist, she is interested in modelling and tackling policy questions, particularly as they relate to the environment, and in examining decision making through behavioral lenses. She has worked extensively on developing and employing surveys to better understand how both economic and non-economic factors (e.g., sense of civic duty, social pressure) impact behavior, ultimately with the goal of contributing to policy discourse. Her empirical works, based on survey data, include international studies of environment-based household consumption under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a project on inclusive insurance under multiple sources of funding, and SSHRC-funded projects on waste management, philanthropic decision making, the role of nudges in promoting environmental sustainability, and the health effects of retirement. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Risk and Insurance Studies Centre, an Organized Research Unit at York University, which aims at fostering a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to forge partnerships with industry and regulators and facilitate the translation of cutting-edge research on risk and insurance into socially impactful action.

Edward Furman is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University, Canada.

Supriya Garikipati is an Associate Professor in Gender and Development in the Management School at the University of Liverpool.

Stéphane Loisel holds a PhD in applied mathematics from University of Lyon, a MSc in actuarial science and finance, and is a fellow and former member of the board of the Institut des Actuaires. He is now full professor and head of LSAF research lab at ISFA, Université Lyon 1. He was visiting professor at ORIE, Cornell University in 2014 and has been lecturing for several years in Université Paris 6 and ENSAE. Associate Editor of IME, MCAP, Risks and co-editor of EAJ, Stéphane’s main research interests include ruin theory with dependent risks, Solvency II, regulation and ERM, as well as longevity risk and customer behaviour in insurance. Stéphane was the coordinator of the ANR research project LoLitA (Longevity with Lifestyle Adjustments). He is the PI of an AXA Joint Research Initiative on longevity risk and of the research chair Actuariat Durable sponsored by Milliman Paris. He received the SCOR PhD award in 2005, the Lloyd’s Science of Risk runner-up prize in 2011 and the Hachemeister prize in 2013. CERA, Stéphane is also the scientific director of the French CERA program.

Lisa Morgan provides technical expertise on insurance and other risk management solutions offered by the public and private sectors. She leads a portfolio of projects on health, property insurance, closing the gender protection gap and insurtech, specifically as they relate to improving the risk management capabilities of low-income populations. She has over two decades of work experience in Europe, Africa and Asia. Her experience includes actuarial pricing, reserving and budgeting for private and national health insurance schemes. Before joining the ILO, Lisa worked at Milliman, a global actuarial consulting firm, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She serves on the board of the International Actuarial Association Health Section and coordinates the Microinsurance Network’s Best Practice Group on Health and Financial Inclusion. Lisa is a qualified actuary and Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. She has a Diploma in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School, London and a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.