Franck Adekambi (University of Johannesburg. South Africa) gave a course in Advanced Risk Theory at the University of Abomey Calavi, Benin. Eleven Master students participated in the course. The teaching on Advanced Risk Theory took place from Monday, June 18th to Friday, July 13th, 2018, from Monday to Friday, up to 4 hours a day. It allowed students to become familiar with the modeling of the amount and the frequency of claims made by an insured (automobile insurance, home insurance, professional liability insurance, water damage, etc ...) and therefore allowed them to model the amount claims from an insurance portfolio. Students can thus use statistical models to estimate the parameters of such models for a given sample. The students also learned how to identify the necessary steps in the risk modeling process, understand the underlying assumptions for each family model studied, recognize which assumptions are applicable for a given business line, and appropriately adjust these models by taking into account the impact of the modification of risk cover (co-insurance, deductible, reinsurance, Bonus Malus systems and their rates in automobile insurance, the calculation of reserves for claims incurred but not yet declared, etc.). The lecturer also discussed with local staff issues regarding curriculum and is considering to supervise two masters students.
Dr. Kasso A. Okoudjou, University of Maryland, College Park, USA; January 7 - January 26, 2014; "Harmonic analysis, time-frequency analysis, and wavelets"; Institut de Mathematiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) de l'Université d'Abomey Calavi, Benin (supported by CDC/ IMU).
His report can be found here.
Brigitte Lucquin, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France 7th - 25th November, "Introduction to Partial Differential Equations and their Approximations" at the l'Institut de Mathematuqes et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) de l'Université d'Abomey Calavi, Benin (supported by CDC/ IMU).