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Ranadeera Samanthi

​​​​​Photo of James AngelosAssistant Professor
Actuarial Science and Statistics
Pearce Hall 206I
989-774-4354
saman1rg@c​mich.edu
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2016
  • M.S., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010
  • B.S., University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2006
Affiliations
Member of American Mathematical Society and American Statistical Association
Honors and Awards
  • Morris and Miriam Marden Award in Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2016
  • Research Excellence Award, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2015-2016
  • SOA Travel Award, Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, IL, 2014 & 2015
  • Chancellor's Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010–2015
  • Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010
  • Harambee Award for Outstanding Graduate GPA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2009 & 2010
Professional Interests
  • Actuarial Science: Dependence Structures; Copulas; Risk Measures
  • Statistics: Statistical Inference; Nonparametric Statistics
Teaching Areas
Actuarial Science and Statistics
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Recent Publications
Publications:
  • Samanthi, R.G.M., Wei, W., Brazauskas, V., "Ordering Gini Indexes of Multivariate Elliptical Risks". Insurance: Mathematics and Economics., 68(3), 84–91.

Presentations:

  • "Comparing the Riskiness of Dependent Portfolios via Nested L-Statistics". 50th Actuarial Research Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2015
  • "Comparing the Riskiness of Dependent Portfolios". 49th Actuarial Research Conference, University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, 2014​