Munich Re - Hartford Steam Boiler InsuranceHartford, CTAnalytic Director05/2014
Responsible for HSB's core product (equipment breakdown) loss modeling and location risk scoring model to support over $400 million dollar portfolio.
Instructor of various Munich Re Group's ML training classes and represent HSB as the principal data scientist with internal/external partners and senior leadership team.
Provide technical leadership of IoT analytic projects and help develop data streaming/ML pipelines for real-time sensor anomaly detection models.
Travelers InsuranceHartford, CTAssociate01/2013 to Current
Developed and implemented Travelers's first scoring models for customer segmentation based on customer
lifetime value and market penetration metrics.
The segmentation has been used by senior managment
team to differentiate product offerings and marketing efforts.
Spearheaded Travelers's analytic capabilities of marketing media mix optimization and performed port-
folio simulation & optimization to guide hundred-million dollars of spend allocation decisions.
Built channel preference model using advanced dimension reduction techniques that identifies underlying
drivers of prospects' channel propensity of agency, online and call center to support Personal Insurance's
Travelers InsuranceHartford, CTSenior Research Consultant09/2011 to 12/2012
Built and implemented direct mail response development model from scratch.
The model has been used
for targeting prospects and calibrating response projection as a key component of monthly mail selection
Built web advertising targeting model using advanced machine learning techniques (stochastic gradient
boosting tree) based on billions of impressions.
Developed statistical methodologies including sampling, test design and analysis to quantify the impact
of digital marketing on offline channels.
Travelers InsuranceHartford, CTResearch Consultant09/2010 to 09/2011
Designed various experiments (A/B tests, multivariate tests, sequential tests) for Personal Insurance's
digital marketing and web quoting application.
The result increased the web conversion rate by 10% and
was presented to the CEO & Chairman.
Collaborated with IT to design data warehousing solutions for collecting data from web users' navigation
Developed infrastructure strategies to integreate analytic solutions into the database creation.
Education and Training
Ph.D:StatisticsAugust 2010University of ConnecticutStatistics 3.9
B.A:Economics Statistics (Honored)June 2005Shanghai University of FinanceEconomics Statistics (Honored) 3.9
Activities and Honors
Publication (first author):"A test for self-exciting clustering mechanism" Statistics & Probability Letters,
2011, vol. 81, issue 10, pages 1541-1546
advertising, agency, Big Data, call center, conversion, database creation, Data Warehousing, direct mail, drivers, experiments, Insurance, Latin, machine learning, managment, marketing, market, Excel, mail, navigation, optimization, SAS, simulation, SQL, Teradata, Unix