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Statistics and Actuarial Science: Organizations and Websites

Statistics and Actuarial Science Organizations

Essential Software for Statistics

Here presents an overview of software packages which eventually will become essential or at least useful for statisticians.


LaTeX is a document preparation system which is used by many academics and students to write up their projects, assignments, publications and presentation slides. 

Librarians at XJTLU Library provides hands-on session about basics of LaTeX. You can view the recordings of the workshop by following the link.

You can also refer to the following books.

Academic Contest in Actuarial Science

Munich Re Cup Actuarial Mathematics Competition "幕再杯"精算数学竞赛

This contest is usually organized by Munich Re during May each year, which attracts thousands of students to attend.

The contest information is released on Munich Re official WeChat account "Munich_Re". 


SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) Research Department holds annual Student Research Case Study Challenge, which provides an opportunity for teams of students to apply their actuarial skills on a real-world problem. 

Over the course of eight weeks, teams of up to five students will research a case study situation, conduct actuarial analysis, formulate solutions, and present recommendations. The work will require a team approach to identify issues and organize priorities. The team will need to understand and select from potential data sources, develop models with appropriate accuracy metrics, summarize relevant results, and then present recommendations in a written format. Teams are encouraged to seek guidance from a faculty advisor to assist them in their overall approach. Teams can look forward to showcasing their creativity while building synergies within an actuarial setting.