Message from the Department Chair: Hira L. Koul

I welcome you on behalf of all of us at Department of Statistics & Probability at Michigan State University. Keeping up with the University, our mission reflects the increasing pursuit for cutting edge knowledge, cultural diversity of our times, transformational changes to preserve the quality of our programs, advancement in technology, communications and economic competitiveness. Our Department has a long and proud tradition of excellence for world-class research and training for over 65 years. I invite you to view the history of the department.

Department awards B.A., Applied M.Sc., M.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees, and is actively involved in running the B.Sc. degree in Actuarial Science. The Department is home to international award winning faculty with a wide variety of expertise in fundamental and interdisciplinary research, and over 100 graduate students from all over the world. Our programs focus on training its graduates for careers in academia, industry and government.

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Ronald H. and Mary E. Simon Actuarial Science Lecture -
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 5:30PM - Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Keynote Speaker: Karen Clark, President and CEO of Karen Clark & Company
Catastrophe Modeling: How It’s Evolved and Where It’s Going
Catastrophe models have been used by the insurance industry for the past two decades and they have evolved significantly over that time period. Even though they incorporate scientific theory and engineering expertise, the models are statistical in nature and utilize many of the techniques applied in standard actuarial analysis. Recent innovations in the catastrophe risk management space promise to revolutionize the field over the next few years.
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