Hi, my name is Andrei Badescu and I am a Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences at University of Toronto. I was born in Bucharest, Romania, where I have studied Mathematics and Economics at Bucharest University of Economic Studies (BSc ’98, MSc ’00). I moved to Canada in 2000 and I have obtained my PhD ’04 in Actuarial Science at Western University, under the supervision of David Stanford. Following my PhD, I have completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship ’06 at University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Gord Willmot. In 2006 I have joined the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto, as an Assistant Professor. I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and to Full Professor in 2020. Over the years I have been in many administrative positions among whom I was the Director of the Master of Applied Computing, the Data Science concentration ‘21. Currently, I am the Director of the Master of Financial Insurance at University of Toronto.
In my earlier academic career I was mainly interested in Mathematical Risk Theory and its connections to Queuing Theory and Stochastic Fluid Flows, by implying Matrix Analytic Methods to tackle such problems. Later on, I have expanded my research interests in the areas of Stochastic Claim Reserving, Operational Risk, Modelling Dependence in Actuarial Science, Ratemaking, Predictive Analytics in Insurance. Future directions where I would like to expand my research areas are Telematics and Insurance Data Science. I have been published papers in some of the most important journals in Actuarial Science and related areas such as, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Astin Bulletin, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, North American Actuarial Journal, Journal of Applied Probability, Queuing Systems. Currently I am Associate Editor of the Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.