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Sam Shi-Jun


Sam Shi-Jun is a PhD Candidate in Statistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the program, Sam worked as an actuarial analyst and data scientist in the insurance industry modeling various risks in Property & Casualty insurance. Some of her areas of experience include natural catastrophe modeling, stochastic reserving, collective risk modeling, and predictive modeling of claim severity using machine learning models.  

Sam graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a BSc in Mathematics.

Research Interests

Spatial statistics; Gaussian random field

Research Description

Tracing the impacts of Mount Pinatubo eruption on global climate using spatially-varying changepoint detection


BSc in Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College