报告题目：‘An introduction to the actuarial profession and big data
applications for actuaries (专业精算学和大数据应用介绍)
David Pitt completed his Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics) degrees atMacquarie University in 1997 with a scholarship from the AMP. He was one of two foundation lecturers in the ANU Actuarial Studies program from 2000 until 2004. During thistime, he completed his PhD in Actuarial Studies, specialising in the use of modern statistical methods in the analysisof disability income insurance portfolios. From January 2005 until June 2010, David worked in the Centre forActuarial Studies at the University of Melbourne. He joined the Department of Actuarial Studies at MacquarieUniversity as Associate Professor in July 2010 and was appointed Professor in December 2015. David is a verydedicated teacher and has been won numerous teaching awards during his career including the Vice Chancellor'sAward for Teaching Excellence from the ANU in 2003, a national citation for outstanding contributions to studentlearning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2009 and a Dean's Excellence Award in 2012.David has also served as marker and chief examiner in the Part III education program of the Institute of Actuaries ofAustralia and as a member of the Education Committee of the International Actuarial Association. David's research isin the area of actuarial statistics and he has published in leading academic actuarial journals including the AstinBulletin: the journal of the International Actuarial Association and the Annals of Actuarial Science. He was awardedthe H.M. Jackson prize for best paper by an Australian actuary published in an international journal in 2007.