Discipline Area: Mathematical Sciences

The Bigger Picture: Actuarial Work in Climate Change

  • Nicholas Yeo

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns, which lead to threats such as food and water scarcity, flooding, extreme weather and related economic losses. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls climate change the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.

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Incorporating Impactful Guest Lectures in Online Lecture Delivery

  • Dr Lai Kee Huong

Dr Dominic Cortis, who is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), delivered a guest lecture entitled “Measures of Interest Rate Sensitivity”, for the subject Theory of Interest. The talk included the demonstration of real-world applications, which further complemented the knowledge that the students learned in a classroom setting.

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Mathematics Colloquium: Promoting and Enhancing Research Collaboration

  • Professor Teo Kok Lay

The mathematics colloquium, organized by the School of Mathematical Sciences, serves as a platform for researchers to exchange research ideas. The first talk of the series was presented by Professor Teo Kok Lay, a prominent figure in the fields of optimisation and control. The talk, entitled “Portfolio Optimization under Portfolio Risk Measure”, discussed useful mathematical models that could be adopted by investors in the task of portfolio optimization.

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Sunway University’s Actuarial Studies Programme Receives the Highest 5 Stars Rating from QS Stars

  • Professor Ho Chee Kit

The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies programme, offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences, has achieved the highest QS 5 Stars rating under the programme strength category. This category identifies an institution’s specialist programme by looking at its competitiveness and strength in all areas from student applications right through to the graduate employment rate.

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Yoogen Valoo: Changing the Perception of Studying Actuarial Science

Actuarial Studies Alumnus dispels the myth that Actuarial Science is a challenging discipline and shares his words of wisdom with potential students.

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The CFA Institute Research Challenge

  • Dr Lai Kee Huong

Four students from Sunway University showcase their talents and capability as they put their knowledge and learning of financial analysis to great use, demonstrating their exemplary abilities and skills.

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Sunway University’s School of Mathematical Sciences Embarks on a Game-changing Study

  • Emeritus Professor Dr Teo Kok Lay

A team of four researchers from the School of Mathematical Sciences, led by John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Professor Teo Kok Lay, has been awarded the prestigious Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in 2021. The three other collaborators are Dr Cheong Huey Tyng, Dr Lai Kee Huong, and Dr Lee Mok Siang. The secured grant, amounting to RM 135,000, proposes a novel computational study of constrained optimal problems with discrete valued control.

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The School of Mathematical Sciences' Approach to Producing Quality Graduates

  • Dr Jane Teh Kimm Lii

The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) endeavours to produce high quality graduates who excel academically with added extra-curricular achievements, who will be at the forefront in meeting the rising needs for actuarial, mathematical and statistical expertise globally.

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Mohummud Riffai Purdasy: A Journey to Remember

Actuarial Studies alumnus, Mohummud Riffai Purdasy, recalls his rewarding student life and shares the uniqueness of his degree that has led to him achieving many feats.

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Elly Chin Yen Chuin: Achieving the Impossible

Getting published in a reputable journal has never been an easy task for most academics regardless of their seniority and years of experience in their field. Academicians spend long hours and effort in writing to journals mainly to achieve one goal: getting it published!

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