Biography - Corina Constantinescu is Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, in the Mathematical Sciences department of the University of Liverpool. She has recently coordinated a large European grant under the Marie Curie framework, on Risk Analysis, Ruin and Extremes (RARE), that connected 12 higher education institutions and over 60 researchers from all over the world working on extreme events and their applications to insurance modelling. Prior to being an academic, she worked as an actuary and led the life insurance department of one of the first private Romanian insurance companies. Her academic career spans the US, Austria, France, and Switzerland and she often travels to Europe, India, China, Australia and Japan on research visits or conference meetings. Given her practical perspective, many of her papers are published in actuarial journals, however she also publishes in applied probability journals. She serves as associate editor in a number of actuarial journals and is the eBriefs editor for Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability. Her expertise is in analytical methods for deriving exact or asymptotic results for ruin probabilities, with light or heavy-tailed assumptions in complex insurance risk models. A more recent research interest is in correctly pricing car insurance in European countries in which the gender considerations have been removed from the underwriting process.
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