Walter Saxer Prize 2017
The two junior scientists Edgars Jakobsons and Patrick Zöchbauer have received the 2017 Walter Saxer Prize in recognition of their exceptional Master's and doctoral theses.
- Edgars Jakobsons
Dependence uncertainty bounds and optimization of aggregate risk
Doctoral thesis supervised by Professor Paul Embrechts
- Patrick Zöchbauer
Data science in non-life insurance pricing - predicting claims frequencies using tree-based models (PDF, 6.5 MB)
Master's thesis supervised by Professor Mario Wüthrich and
Dr Christoph Buser (AXA Winterthur)
This year's award ceremony was organized together with the ETH Risk Center. On this occasion, Professor Joël Wagner (University of Lausanne) gave a talk on "Long-term care models and dependence probability tables by acuity level: new empirical evidence from Switzerland".