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Sahara, Egypt, 2012


Research Interests


Actuarial Science

Quantitative Risk Management


Financial Engineering

Operations Research

Economic Theory

Specific topics

  • Risk, ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Dependence modeling and copulas
  • Risk measures
  • Decision theory
  • Mass transportation
  • General equilibria
  • FinTech/InsurTech

  • Systemic risk
  • Risk aggregation
  • Probabilistic combinatorics
  • Non-convex optimization
  • Robust methods for finance
  • Hypothesis testing
  • High-dimensional data analysis

Recent Working Paper Series

Axiomatic theory of risk measures last paper update: July 2020
Risk sharing, allocation, and equilibria last paper update: June 2020
Joint mixability last paper update: June 2019
Robust risk aggregation last paper update: July 2020
Hypothesis testing with e-values (maintained by Vladimir Vovk)

Selected Presentation Slides

Year Location Title Slides
2019 Toronto Robust risk aggregation, merging p-values, and e-values
2019 Seattle An axiomatic foundation for the Expected Shortfall
2019 Chengdu An axiomatic theory for rating structured finance securities
2018 Stanford Quantile-based risk sharing, market equilibria, and belief heterogeneity
2018 New York Robustness in the optimization of risk measures
2018 Singapore Scenario-based risk evaluation
2018 Beijing Competitive equilibria in a comonotone market
2017 Delft A theory for measures of tail risk
2016 Atlanta Risk aversion in regulatory capital principles
2016 Munich Sum of two standard uniform random variables
2015 Vienna Recent advances in risk aggregation and dependence uncertainty
2015 Lausanne Robustness of regulatory risk measures in aggregation
2014 Beijing Risk measures: history, trends and challenges
2014 Brussels How much does the dependence structure matter?
2014 Bern How superadditive can a risk measure be?
2013 Beijing An academic response to Basel 3.5
2013 Zurich Risk aggregation with dependence uncertainty
2013 Toronto Empirical likelihood tests for high-dimensional data

*From time to time, older talks are replaced by newer ones on a related topic.

Research Grants

2018 - 2021 The Society of Actuaries CAE Research Grant (one of many Co-PIs)
2018 - 2021 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (RGPAS-2018-522590, PI)
2018 - 2023 NSERC Discovery Grant (RGPIN-2018-03823, PI)
2016 - 2018 International Research Partnership Grant April 2016, University of Waterloo (Co-PI)
2013 - 2018 NSERC Discovery Grant (RGPIN-435844-2013, PI)


Total: 58 coauthors (in alphabetical order) from 11 countries (at the time of collaboration).
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Academics and industry

Coauthor Affiliation Country #Papers Since
Vali Asimit City University London UK 1 2017
Carole Bernard Grenoble Ecole de Management France 2 2013
Valeria Bignozzi University of Milano-Bicocca Italy 2 2014
Jose Blanchet Stanford University USA 1 2020
Tim Boonen University of Amsterdam Netherlands 1 2017
Matteo Burzoni University of Milano Italy 1 2020
Jun Cai University of Waterloo Canada 3 2015
Paul Embrechts ETH Zurich Switzerland 7 2013
Edward Furman York University Canada 1 2016
Nan Guo China Bond Rating Co. Ltd. China 1 2019
Xiaoying Han Auburn University USA 2 2013
Marius Hofert University of Waterloo Canada 1 2015
Steven Kou Boston University USA 1 2019
Henry Lam Columbia University USA 1 2020
Christiane Lemieux University of Waterloo Canada 1 2015
Fangda Liu University of Waterloo Canada 4 2015
Haiyan Liu Michigan State University USA 5 2015
Peng Liu University of Waterloo Canada 4 2019
John A. Major Guy Carpenter USA 1 2015
Tiantian Mao University of Science and Technology of China China 6 2014
Cosimo Munari University of Zurich Switzerland 1 2020
Marcel Nutz Columbia University USA 1 2020
Liang Peng Georgia State University USA 10 2010
Giovanni Puccetti University of Milan Italy 6 2011
Yongcheng Qi University of Minnesota at Duluth USA 4 2009
Pietro Rigo University of Pavia Italy 1 2017
Ludger Rüschendorf University of Freiburg Germany 2 2013
Alexander Schied University of Waterloo Canada 2 2018
Hui Shao Nankai University China 1 2016
Yi Shen University of Waterloo Canada 2 2016
Ken Seng Tan Nanyang Technological University Singapore 1 2020
Andreas Tsanakas City University London UK 1 2014
Steven Vanduffel Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium 1 2014
Vladimir Vovk Royal Holloway, University of London UK 5 2018
Bin Wang Chinese Academy of Sciences China 13 2010
Fang Wang Capital Normal University China 1 2013
Linxiao Wei Wuhan University of Technology China 2 2019
Yunran Wei Norther Illinois University USA 4 2017
Gordon E. Willmot University of Waterloo Canada 1 2017
Micah Woolstenhulme Guy Carpenter USA 1 2015
Zuoquan Xu The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China 1 2017
Jingping Yang Peking University China 7 2009
Rongmao Zhang Zhejiang University China 1 2011
Xunyu Zhou Columbia University USA 1 2017
Johanna F. Ziegel University of Bern Switzerland 2 2014
Ricardas Zitikis University of Western Ontario Canada 3 2016

Students (current and who joined industry later)

Coauthor Affiliation Country #Papers Since
Antonela Beleraj University of Firenze [⇒ industry] Italy 1 2013
Yuyu Chen University of Waterloo Canada 2 2020
Zhijin Chen Peking University [⇒ industry] China 1 2013
Edgars Jakobsons ETH Zurich [⇒ industry] Switzerland 2 2014
Xiao Jiang University of Waterloo [⇒ industry] Canada 1 2013
Hengxin Li University of California Berkeley [⇒ industry] USA 1 2019
Lujun Li Peking University [⇒ industry] China 1 2015
Yang Liu Tsinghua University China 2 2020
Jie Shen University of Waterloo [⇒ industry] Canada 2 2016
Qiuqi Wang University of Waterloo Canada 1 2019
Yuming Wang Peking University [⇒ industry] China 1 2018
Alex Yu Georgia State University [⇒ industry] USA 1 2017


My current and past research is mainly supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (RGPIN-2018-03823, RGPAS-2018-522590) and the Society of Actuaries (CAE Research Grant). I also receive support from the University, and from research and institutional grants of my collaborators.