Speaker

Georg Hofmann, Principal Data Scientist at Validus Research

Georg Hofmann

Principal Data Scientist, Validus Research

Georg Hofmann is the principal data scientist at Validus Research. He maintains positions as adjunct faculty at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and as a technical advisor of the Risk Analytics Lab of the Computer Science Department. He has worked in the reinsurance industry for 8 years, while continuously publishing research about algorithms related to the implementation of catastrophe models. He received a Mathematics Diploma (Masters) with a Minor in Quantum Mechanics from the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). At the same university he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Sessions

Modeling Catastrophic Events in Spark

Reinsurance company’s core competencies include the quantification of risk associated with catastrophes, such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Various so-called catastrophe models are available publicly, some commercial and some open-source. The volume of data processed by… Read more