The Department of Mathematics sponsors a regular colloquium that hosts several talks by
external speakers every year and a general faculty seminar for talks by faculty and
students. Seminars are listed below after the colloquia.
On Friday, April 7, 2023, Dr. Emiliano A. Valdez, Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Connecticut, will present a colloquium lecture on Improving Business Insurance Loss Models by Leveraging InsurTech Innovation. This lecture is co-organized jointly with TU's Actuarial Science Seminar. It will
take place at 10 am in 7800 York Road, Room 205.
Abstract: Recent transformative and disruptive developments in the insurance industry embrace
various InsurTech innovations. Particularly with rapid advances in data science and
computational infrastructure, InsurTech has the capacity to incorporate multiple emerging
sources of data and reveal implications for value creation on business insurance.
This helps strengthen current insurance operations. In this paper, we unprecedently
blend real-life proprietary insurance claims information and features, empowered by
InsurTech, describing insured businesses to produce enhanced tree-based loss models.
Our empirical investigation shows that the supplemental data sources created by InsurTech
innovation help significantly improve the underlying insurance company's in-house
or internal pricing models. The results of our work demonstrate how InsurTech proliferates
firm-level value creation and can affect insurance product development, pricing, underwriting,
claim management, and administration practice. This is joint work with Z. Quan, C.
Hu, and P. Dong of the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Recent Mathematics Colloquium Talks
|Mar 10, 2023
||Federal funding to improve STEM education research and practice
Dr. Asli Sezen-Barrie,
|Feb 3, 2023
||Squirming through biological fluids
Dr. Ebru Demir,
|May 20, 2022
||Valuation and optimal surrender policy for reverse mortgage guarantees
|| Dr. Junsen Tang,
University of St. Thomas
|Apr 15, 2022
||The mathematics of how HIV/AIDS defeats the immune system and how to defeat the virus
||Dr. Cameron Browne,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
|Apr 8, 2022
||Numerical methods for solving polynomial systems
||Dr. Dan Bates,
US Naval Academy
|Mar 4, 2022
||The topological symmetry groups of the Heawood graph
||Dr. Robin Wilson,
Cal Poly Pomona
|Oct 29, 2021
||The value of a pension buyout: An employee (retiree) perspective
|| Dr. Tianxiang Shi,
|Oct 15, 2021
||Learning nonlinear operators using deep neural networks for diverse applications
||Dr. Lu Lu,
University of Pennsylvania
The Mathematics Seminar is the venue where Towson faculty and students report on their
research activities. The Graduate Seminar hosts expository talks by faculty that introduce
graduate students in the departmental APIM Master's program to topics that present
opportunities for graduate research projects.
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Recent Mathematics Seminar & Sabbatical Talks
- On November 4, 2022, Dr. Tatyana Sorokina presented a sabbatical lecture on Bernstein-Bezier Techniques.
- On May 6, 2022, Dr. Leonid Stern presented a sabbatical lecture on the Distribution of norm groups of algebraic number fields.
- On April 29, 2022, Dr. Yunwei Cui presented a sabbatical lecture on the Estimation of a semi-parametric trend model: Theory and practice.
- On June 8, 2021, Dr. Min Ji presented a sabbatical lecture on Modeling mortality dependence: An application of dynamical vine copula.
- On May 14, 2021, Dr. Angel Kumchev presented a sabbatical lecture on Recent results in discrete harmonic analysis.