Actuarial Science Office

The actuarial science program at UIUC is dedicated to facilitating the success of its students in all areas of development during their enrolment in actuarial science. The actuarial science office is available to assist the students in several areas of development:

  • Course Selection and Planning
  • Areas of Concentration
  • Degree Requirements
  • Professional Exams
  • Career Services
  • Campus Support
  • Various Administration Requirements

We will answer your questions either in person (see office hours below), directly via email, or through a scheduled Zoom appointment for a more in-depth conversation when required. Face-to-face advising will resume in the fall and must follow the University of Illinois Covid policy.


Actuarial Science Administrative Team

Runhuan Feng

Runhuan Feng, FSA, CERA, PhD

Dr. Runhuan Feng is a Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, and he is also the Director of Actuarial Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign.

He is currently the Chair of the Education and Research Council of the Society of Actuaries. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. Runhuan holds a PhD in Actuarial Science.

Claudia Freiji

Claudia Freiji, ASA, PhD

Claudia Freiji is an instructor in actuarial science and risk management at the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign. Claudia is also the coordinator of the Illinois Risk Lab (iRisk Lab) and is an advisor for actuarial science students.

Claudia is an Associate in the Society of Actuaries and holds two MS degrees; one in Applied Statistics and another in Financial Economics.

Paul Serafini

Paul Serafini, FSA, FCIA, BMath

Paul Serafini is an academic program specialist in actuarial science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Paul is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics, Actuarial Science Major with a Minor in Statistics. Paul also holds a life insurance license.


Office Hours

The actuarial science office is located at 227B Illini Hall. The office phone number is 217-300-0111.

Our advising office has drop-in advising hours every day from 9:00 am to Noon. Claudia Freiji will be in office from Monday through Wednesday. Paul Serafini will have office hours on Thursday and Friday via Zoom while in a remote work environment. Appointments can be scheduled in advance at the links below and will be given priority over drop in advising requests.

To schedule an appointment from Monday through Wednesday, use the following link:

To schedule an appointment on Thursday or Friday, use the following link:

Career Services

For any questions about career opportunities in actuarial science, contact Paul Serafini. Paul can be reached via Zoom or e-mail at

Illinois Risk Lab (iRisk Lab)

For any questions about opportunities in the iRisk Lab, contact Claudia Freiji. Claudia can be reached via Zoom or e-mail at

For general inquiries about the actuarial science program, you can e-mail