Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science
Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science, Volume One, is the first in a two-part series published by Cambridge University Press and sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
Written for practicing actuaries at all levels, the book offers a refresher on modern-day data-mining techniques. The series also addresses advanced statistical topics so that readers can gain a competitive advantage in the field. Volume One is currently available for sale through Amazon and Cambridge University Press.
CAS members served as both content reviewers and authors of the book’s chapters, which include predictive modeling foundations and methods, Bayesian and mixed modeling, and longitudinal modeling. The book’s website also features many free resources for immediate practical use, including content preview, data (.txt or .csv format) and R code (R format) for each chapter.
Proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Actuarial Foundation, a widely respected charitable organization that promotes actuarial scholarship, as well as its Canadian counterpart, the Actuarial Foundation of Canada.