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Professor Jackie Li has a PhD in Actuarial Studies from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Demography from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). His research interests include stochastic mortality modelling, longevity risk pricing and hedging, general insurance claims reserving, and machine learning applications. He has published extensively in top-tier actuarial and demographic journals. He is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, an Associate Editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, an Associate Editor for Lifetime Data Analysis, and a Guest Editor for Risks. He has led several high-profile research projects funded by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK), Actuaries Institute (Australia), and Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (Singapore).

Professor Li is the Director of Actuarial Studies of the Monash Actuarial Program. He manages the daily operations of the program, covering curriculum issues, accreditation matters, and program development. Under his directorship, the Monash Actuarial Program has been designated a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries (US), and an Actuarial Analytics specialisation and a vertical double degree (Bachelor of Actuarial Science + Master of Actuarial Studies) have been introduced into the program successfully. He is conferred Honorary Professor with Macquarie University. He is appointed as an Independent Examiner by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK). He is also appointed as an External Examiner by Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of East Anglia (UK), and Sunway University (Malaysia).

Jackie has received multiple teacher awards for his excellence in teaching, at all of the department, school, and university levels. Before joining academia, Jackie worked in the financial services industry for several years in the fields of general insurance and superannuation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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