Hailiang Yang, ASA and HonFIA, received his PhD degree from the University of Alberta and his Master degree in actuarial science from the University of Waterloo. He is currently a professor in the Department of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Before joining XJTLU, he worked at the University of Hong Kong for 27 years. His research focuses on actuarial science and mathematical finance. He has worked with many leading figures in the field. He has supervised more than 20 PhD students, and his graduate students are, in many cases, now well-known researchers in their own right. Furthermore, he is an editor of Insurance; Mathematics and Economics and an associate editor of six other journals. In addition, he is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and he was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a Corresponding Member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries in 2014. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). He received an Outstanding Research Award from the University of Hong Kong in 2013–2014.
M.Math. Actuarial Science University of Waterloo, 1995
Ph.D. Statistics and Applied Probability, University of Alberta, 1993
Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science The University of Hong Kong, November 2006 to June 2023
Professor, Department of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, July 2023 to present