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401-3936-00L  Data Analytics for Non-Life Insurance Pricing

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersC. M. Buser, M. V. Wüthrich
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractWe study statistical methods in supervised learning for non-life insurance pricing such as generalized linear models, generalized additive models, Bayesian models, neural networks, classification and regression trees, random forests, gradient boosting machines and support vector machines.
ObjectiveThe student is familiar with classical actuarial pricing methods as well as with modern machine learning methods for insurance pricing and prediction.
ContentWe present the following chapters:
- generalized linear models (GLMs)
- generalized additive models (GAMs)
- neural networks
- credibility theory
- classification and regression trees (CARTs)
- bagging, random forests and boosting
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Prerequisites / NoticeThis course will be held in English and counts towards the diploma of "Aktuar SAV".
For the latter, see details under

Good knowledge in probability theory, stochastic processes and statistics is assumed.