I am a terrific cook and troubleshooter, innovator of stuff you can do with data, storyteller with lots of charm and charts - some of them even move. I am an artist.
OK, here is the truth: I am a mathematician, working in the insurance and capital markets. I am also the maintainer and co-author of the ChainLadder and googleVis packages and founder of the Cologne R user group, Bayesian Mixer Meetups and Insurance Data Science (faka R in Insurance) conference series.
In my spare time, I write this blog on data analysis related topics. Some articles are inspired by my packages and current work, other relate to my time at university and the remainder are really just random thoughts.
Occasionally I speak about my work and where possible I make those presentations available on this blog. My talks are often about risk management, price monitoring, claims reserving, statistics, data analysis and dynamical systems.
Many thanks to friends and colleagues for supporting and working with me, particularly Bernd Weiß, Jessica Peterka-Bonetta, Kirill Pomogajko (Kölner R Treffen), Andreas Tsanakas (R in Insurance conference series), Gary Budinger (Lloyd’s & LMA events), Jon Sedar (Bayesian Mixer Meetups) and Davide De March (Lloyd’s)