Casualty Actuarial Society

October 11-12, 2007

Riviera Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Online registration is now closed.
On-site registrations will be available at the CAS Registration Desk in Las Vegas, NV. If you have questions, please contact the CAS Office at (703) 276-3100.

The purpose of this seminar embraces two fundamental concepts. The first goal is to educate attendees regarding the predictive modeling techniques relevant to insurance companies. The second is to further discussion of current and future insurance applications of predictive models.

Basic- and intermediate-level sessions will be offered covering such predictive modeling and analytic techniques as:

  • Generalized Linear Models (GLMs)
  • Classification And Regression Trees (CART)
  • Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS)
  • Neural Networks
  • Generalized Additive Models (GAMs)
  • Clustering
  • Distributions for Frequency and Severity Modeling
  • Principal Components Analysis
  • Overview of R

Complementing these sessions on techniques and analysis will be practical sessions on specific lines of business, data sources for modeling, applications beyond pricing and underwriting, predictive modeling project management and implementation, and predictive modeling data issues.


This seminar is intended for actuaries and other insurance professionals at all levels who wish to learn about the potential uses of predictive modeling in their work. The seminar will benefit actuarial students, insurance analysts, and insurance company management alike.

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