Prof. Emiliano Valdez
Professor, Actuarial Science , University of Connecticut, USA

Emil is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. His most recent post was at Michigan State University in East Lansing as professor and director of their actuarial science program. His primary research interest is actuarial science that covered topics in copula models and dependencies, applications of statistics to insurance problems, managing post-retirement assets, and risk measures and capital requirements related to enterprise risk management. In recognition for the quality of his research, he has been awarded several prizes that include the E. A. Lew Award, the Halmstad Memorial Prize, and the Hachemeister Prize.