curriculum vitae

Jan Dhaene holds a Master degree in Mathematics (University of Ghent) and in Actuarial Science (KU Leuven). He holds a Ph.D. in Actuarial Science from KU Leuven, where he worked under the guidance of Prof. Dr. N. De Pril and Prof. Dr. M.J. Goovaerts.
Currently, he is full professor with the Actuarial Research Group of the Department Accountancy, Finance and Insurance at the Faculty of Business and Economics of KU Leuven.
He is head of the Research Centre Insurance (Actuarial Research Group) at KU Leuven, program director of the Master of Science in Financial and Actuarial Engineering (Faculty of Economics and Business and Faculty of Science, KU Leuven), and head of the division ‘Actuariële Toepassingen voor Verzekerings-ondernemingen en Pensioenfondsbeheer’, KU Leuven Research and Development (LRD).
He has been teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate level on probability and statistics, life insurance, non-life insurance, actuarial modeling, ratemaking and financial mathematics.
His main current research interests are in modeling dependencies in insurance portfolios, incorporating stochastic financial aspects in actuarial models and risk management for financial institutions.
He has published over 120 scientific papers in refereed journals including Insurance: Mathematics & Economics, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, ASTIN Bulletin, North American Actuarial Journal, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, Journal of Actuarial Practice, Journal of Derivatives, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, Statistics & Decisions, Stochastic Models, Acta Mathematica Applicatae Sinica, International Journal of Financial Engineering.
Together with R. Kaas, M. Goovaerts and M. Denuit, he is co-author of the following books:
Modern Actuarial Risk Theory (Kluwer, 2001). This book has been translated in Chinese (现代精算风险理论,) by Q. Tang, T. Hu and S. Cheng (Science Press, Beijing, 2005) and in Russian (Современная актуарная теория риска) by A.A. Novoselov, A.A., Editor V.K. Malinovskii (Janus-K Moscow, 2007).
Modern Actuarial Risk Theory – Using R (Springer, 2008). This book has been translated in Chinese (现代精算风险理论-基于R) by M. Zhou M. and L. Wei (Science Press, Beijing, 2016). It has been translated in Persian (نظریه مخاطره نظریه مخاطره اکچوئرال مدرن با استفاده از. R) by Mahmoudvand R., Shokohi F. and Alehosseini S.; (Insurance Research Center, affiliated to Central Insurance of I.R. Iran, Tehran, 2016).
Actuarial Theory for Dependent Risks – Measures, Orders and Models (Wiley, 2005).
He has been (co-)promoter of research grants from the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO), KU Leuven (OT, GOA), the European Commission (Marie Curie), the Actuarial Education and Research Fund (Society of Actuaries grants) and the Bilateral Co-operation Program KU Leuven – Tsinghua University.
He has been co–chair holder of the Fortis Chair in Financial and Actuarial Risk Management. He is chairholder of the AG Insurance Chair in Health Insurance.
He has held visiting appointments and/or has been teaching at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), the University of Ghent (Belgium), the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Warsaw University (Poland), the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa), the University of Sao Paulo (Brasil), the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Université de Lausanne (Switzerland), the Duisenberg School of Finance (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), the Institut Supérieur de Management Adonaï (Cotonou, Benin) and the Université d’Abomey-Kalavi (Cotonou, Benin), Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing, China) and University of Turin (Turin, Italy).
He mentored Ph.D. students at KU Leuven, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universiteit van die Vrystaat (Bloemfontein, South Africa), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)  and has also been a member of several Ph.D. committees at the University of Ghent, the University of Antwerp, the University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Université Catholique de Louvain, the University of Barcelona, Imperial College (London), the University of Ljubljana, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland), Maastricht University (The Netherlands), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).
He is Associate Editor of Insurance: Mathematics & Economics, member of the Editorial Board of ASTIN Bulletin, Advisory Editor of Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics and member of  the Editorial Board of Iranian Journal of Risk and Insurance.
He is member of IA|BE (Institute of Actuaries of Belgium) and I.A.A. (International Actuarial Association).