We are very proud to announce the 32nd International Summer School (2019) of the Swiss Association of Actuaries that will be held from August 12th to 16th 2019 at the University of Lausanne. The theme of the week will be: “Insurance Data Science: Use and Value of Unusual Data.”

The scientific directors will be Arthur Charpentier (UQAM) and Jean-Philippe Boucher(UQAM).

Ewen Gallic (Aix-Marseille University) will contribute to the practicals where R will be the tool of choice.


The arrival of various types of data poses several challenges to actuaries. They can integrate them in their pricing models, or use them to monitor insurance activities.

In this week of lectures, we will introduce state-of-the-art statistical techniques to model telematic data, text data, images, and network information.

How to use data obtained using connected objects, such as GPS boxes in cars? Can we extract interesting information from satellite images? How to use email exchanges with insureds to detect fraud or to predict churn rates? Can we use social networks to offer new insurance products in a (small) community? These are the questions we aim to answer.

Some (hands-on) case studies will be conducted during this week, with R.

More information and registration


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