The pandemic seems to have caused (or even still causing) disruptive changes in our work, study, and daily lives. However, actuaries should see risk as opportunities! In Summer 2020, the Illinois Risk Lab recruited 17 students, including Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and Engineering majors, to launch a web-baesd tool (https://covidplan.io), to showcase the pandemic risk management framework developed by Professors Xiaowei Chen, Alfred Chong, and Runhuan Feng in Spring 2020.
With Fall 2020 officially started, the lab would like to share what have been achieved in this peculiar summer! On August 25, 2020, Professors Alfred Chong and Runhuan Feng, and our graduate supervisor Linfeng Zhang, deliver a seminar on the progress and achievement of this project, via Zoom: Pandemic Risk Management: Resources Contingency Planning and Allocation.