The Illinois Risk Lab grew out of the Undergraduate Research Program in Risk and Actuarial Science, which was sponsored from 2014 to 2017 by the Society of Actuaries. For many students, their undergraduate years will be their last opportunity to be exposed to true research, and to become more comfortable with the process, prior to entering the corporate or consulting workforce. Exposure to research activities can also lead to their interests in research and development careers in academia or in the financial industry. Therefore, the program was developed for our students to experience the research process, and to develop their ``out-of-the-box" thinking, project management, writing, and presentation skills. The repository of all undergraduate research projects can be foundhere.
While the SOA sponsored program drew to a close, its success carried on with the launch of the Illinois Risk Lab. The I-Risk Lab now has an expanded mandate to be the clearing house for all risk-focused education and research activities with student engagement. The lab is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds. More recent research projects can be foundhere.
Join the IRisk Lab
More information about joining the IRisk Lab can be found here.
Research projects: engage in a research project under the supervision of a subject matter expert.
Student Consulting: work in cooperation with a company to solve business-oriented problems.
Research seminars: attend research seminars by leading scholars and industry thought leaders.
Risk Analytics Symposium: a venue for bringing together industrial professionals, academics and students interested to discuss latest technological development and discoveries in risk analysis and predictive analytics.
Department of Mathematics
Altgeld Hall 359
1409 West Green Street
Urbana, IL, 61801, USA