A conference will be held on December 5-6, 2019 to celebrate the career of Professor David Dickson and his many contributions to actuarial education and research.
Melbourne Business School
200 Leicester Street
Carlton 3053 VIC Australia
Dinner venue: Dinner will be held on December 5 at University House Professors’ Walk.
- Johnny Li (Co-chair)
- Shuanming Li (Co-chair)
- Enrique Calderin
- Ping Chen
- Kevin Fergusson
- Zhuo Jin
- Shane Wu
- Rui Zhou
Please note that the 10th Australasian Actuarial Education and Research Symposium (AAERS) in 2019 will be held on November 28-29, 2019. You are also welcome to attend here.
David Dickson has been professor in the Centre for Actuarial Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne since March 2000. His main research interest is risk theory, in particular ruin theory, and he has published on a number of other topics.
David graduated with a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 1983. After leaving Heriot-Watt, David was an Actuarial Trainee with the Government Actuary's Department in London until 1985. David returned to Heriot-Watt as a lecturer in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics until 1992. From 1989-92 David also worked as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Social Statistics at the University of Southampton.
In 1993 David joined the Centre for Actuarial Studies as a Senior Lecturer. He was one of the three initial appointees to the Centre, and served as the Director of the Centre from July 1999 to December 2008, and again in 2014. He also served as Head of the Department of Economics for the second half of 2012, and for the three years 2016-2018.
David qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (Scotland) in 1987 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in 1996. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
David has a long-distinguished career in academia and in service to the actuarial profession. He has published 70 articles in refereed academic journals and has been recognised for the quality and impact of many of these articles.
He has received awards for his papers and books including the England Prize from the Faculty of Actuaries Students’ Society in 1988, the Jackson Prize from the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in 1997 and 2006, and a research prize from the Institute of Actuaries in 2003. He has also received awards for teaching and research from the Faculty of Business and Economics. Besides having published in academic journals in actuarial science, David has published 3 books and 2 monographs on introductory actuarial mathematics, life contingencies, risk models and ruin theory.
David has served as an associate editor for a number of prestigious journals including Insurance: Mathematics & Economics, North American Actuarial Journal, British Actuarial Journal and Annals of Actuarial Science. He has also served as an editor of the leading journal ASTIN Bulletin: The Journal of the IAA, from 2009 to 2018. Over the years, he has been an invited or keynote speaker at several international conferences in insurance and actuarial science, seminars, and workshops at universities across the globe. He has guided 11 students to their completion of a PhD and all these students currently hold positions in academia and industry.
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 – 9:10||Opening remarks|
|9:10 – 9:50|
David Dickson (University of Melbourne)
|9:50 – 10:30|
Hansjörg Albrecher (Université de Lausanne)
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 – 11:40|
Kostya Borovkov (University of Melbourne)
|11:40 – 12:20|
Alfredo Égidio dos Reis (Universidade de Lisboa)
|12:20 – 1:40||Lunch|
|1:40 – 2:20|
Jackie Li (Macquarie University)
|2:20 – 3:00|
Han Li (Macquarie University)
|3:00 – 3:30||Coffee Break|
|3:30 – 4:10|
Jae Kyung Woo (University of New South Wales)
|4:10 – 4:50|
Jingchao Li (Shenzhen University)
|4:50 – 5:30|
Marcin Rudź (Lodz University of Technology)
|6:30 – 9:00|
|9:00 – 9:40|
Zhimin Zhang (Chongqing University)
|9:40 – 10:20|
Eric Cheung(University of New South Wales)
|10:20 – 10:50||Coffee Break|
|10:50 – 11:30|
Jun Cai (University of Waterloo)
|11:30 – 12:10|
Runhuan Feng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
|12:10 – 12:50|
Qihe Tang (University of New South Wales)
|12:50 – 1:00||Closing Remarks|
|1:00 – 2:00||Lunch|
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Invited speakers: There is no fee to attend the conference or the dinner. If you are bring a guest to the dinner, the fee is $85 per guest.
University of Melbourne current staff and PhD students: There is no fee to attend the conference or the dinner.
Other Attendees: The fee to attend the conference is $180 (dinner inclusive). If you are bringing a guest to the dinner, the fee is $85 per guest.
The conference dinner will be held on 5 December at University House, Professor’ Walk, The University of Melbourne.
- Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
701 Swanston Street Carlton VIC 3053
+61 3 9347 7811
- IBIS Melbourne
15-21 Therry Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
+61 3 9666 0000
- The Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel
225 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053
+61 3 9347 7922
- Carlton Clocktower Apartments Melbourne
255 Drummond Street Carlton Victoria 3053
+61 3 9349 9700
The conference photos are available now