SAS Afternoon Talk : Introduction to Python

From:31 Oct 2017 - 16:00
To:31 Oct 2017 - 18:30
Location:Room 801 - NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989

Dear SAS members,


The Big Data Committee is pleased to host an afternoon forum on Introduction to Python.  This afternoon forum is held in collaboration with the Actuarial Networking Night, a platform for professionals and students to network and share insights.


Python is one most popular programming languages in the world today. With wide ranging applications from data science to web development to statistical modelling, the Python programming language can add versatility to the modern day actuary. This "Introduction to Python" session aims to demonstrate the practical use of Python for day-to-day work. It will also equip actuaries with the knowledge of the "Pandas" package - a powerful data analytics toolkit. Topics covered include set-up instructions for Python, Data exploration and manipulation using "Pandas" and predictive modelling using a real world data set.


We are pleased to welcome three speakers Karthikan, Ling Yit and Guoyu for this introduction to Python afternoon forum.

Date:      Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Time:      4:00 pm to 6.30 pm
Venue:    Room 801, NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989


4:00pm: Registration
4:20pm: Commencement of forum
6:30pm: Refreshments
6:30pm: Registration for Actuarial Networking Night  
7:00pm: Commencement of Actuarial Networking Night


Cost:  Free for paid up Members (please login with your Username before signing-up), and full-time students showing student identification.


Non-Members:  S$40.  Payment via cheque / internet banking / cash deposit at any DBS branches is preferred.

Paypal is also available on our online registration form.  During Paypal payment, please wait until the transaction is complete and you are transferred back to the SAS website before closing your browser.


Please pre-register as the seats are limited.


Priority will be given to paid up members who have pre-registered and then to others who have pre-registered and finally, if any seats remain, to those who do not pre-register based on their order of arrival.


If you would like to attend, please register by singing up through this link Online Registration.


Deadline for registration : 20th October 2017


About the speakers:


Speaker 1

Karthikan is a final year Actuarial science undergraduate from Nanyang Technological University(NTU). He has previously worked on a telematics pricing and analytics project using Python during a 3 month internship with Sompo Holdings. Prior to that, he was also a Pricing intern at PartnerRe and Munich Re. In his free time, Karthikan enjoys learning about programming and data science.


Speaker 2

Ling Yit is a Data Scientist in Holmusk. He was previously working as actuary and underwriter in insurance companies in Singapore, and now he is a math graduate student in NUS. He loves programming, math, and learning from each other about the latest technology we can use so that we can have more relaxing time.


Speaker 3

Guoyu is a fresh graduate from National University of Singapore. She majored in Statistics, with a second major in Mathematics and a minor in economics. She also completed the University Scholars Program (USP) curriculum. Guoyu was attached to the SinMobility Project as a data analytics research assistant for 3 months at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology Centre (SMART). She also completed claims data analytics project at AXA Singapore during a 3 months’ internship. Besides, she interned in Munich Re Life & Health APAC for half year and now serves there as a valuation actuarial assistant. In addition, Guoyu has been a member of the SAS Big Data Working Party for one year.


Thank you


Frederic Boulliung
Forum Coordinator
Singapore Actuarial Society