6/7 Apr 2017 in Prague

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data in Insurance – Theory and Practice

The rapidly progressing digitalisation leads to enormous amounts of data, which can be used to enhance the core processes of the insurance industry. An important precondition to derive the right decisions from the data is to increase the knowledge on statistical methods in general and artificial intelligence in special.

Organised by the EAA - European Actuarial Academy GmbH.


Participants should have basic previous knowledge in stochastics and probability theory. No specific statistical knowledge is required.

During this seminar, you will need a laptop where R and RStudio are already installed.

Purpose and Nature

The seminar focusses on illustrating the theoretical foundations of modern statistical and machine learning methods. The understanding of these foundations is a crucial prerequisite for the practical application of the methods. Practical examples and do-it yourself sessions are following each theory block and create a reference to the insurance industry.


The language of the seminar will be English.


Levent Alkaya
Levent Alkaya joined Munich Re in March 2015 and is working as a data scientist in the reinsurance development department which consults Munich Re’s business units by developing analytical solutions across the whole Reinsurance Group. Since then he has participated in a significant number of data analytics projects. He holds a Master of Science in Statistics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

Professor Jan Gertheiss
Dr Gertheiss is Professor of Applied Statistics at the Institute of Applied Stochastics and Operations Research, Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. Dr. Gertheiss obtained his PhD in Statistics from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. After receiving his PhD in 2011 and before joining TU Clausthal in 2016, he also worked as a visiting, postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA, and as a Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Animal Sciences, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany.

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Venue & Accommodation

The seminar will take place at the hotel

andel’s by Vienna House Prague
Stroupežnického 21
150 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 296 882 700

We have arranged special prices for accommodation. The special rate is 79 € per night including breakfast and VAT. It is valid for bookings by 21 March 2016 out of our allotment “EAA Seminar”. Our allotment includes a limited number of rooms. Kindly book your accommodation directly with the hotel using this booking form, and note the hotel’s cancellation policy.