Shengchao Zhuang

Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science
Actuarial Science
HLH 423 K
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
(402) 472-2330
Shengchao Zhuang Photo
Ph.D. in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014)
B.S. in Nanjing University (2010)

Professional Designation: Associate of the Society of Actuaries  (ASA) (since March 2018)
Areas of Expertise
  • Big Data in Finance and Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Portfolio Selection
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Optimal Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Assistant Professor, 2017
Zhuang Shengchao Vita.pdf

Dr. Shengchao Zhuang earned his Ph.D. at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014. Before joining the College of Business at the University of NebraskaLincoln, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo for three years. His research interests include optimal insurance/reinsurance, life insurance, portfolio selection, behavioral finance and big data in finance and insurance.

Dr. Zhuang has published papers in the Mathematical Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, the Astin Bulletin and the Scandinavian Actuarial Journal. He also serves as a referee for Review of Finance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Astin Bulletin, North American Actuarial Journal and Risks.

Undergraduate Courses

Life Contingencies I (ACTS 470) - Theory and applications of contingency mathematics in the areas of life and health insurance, annuities, and pensions. Probabilistic models.

Life Contingencies II (ACTS 471) - Life insurance reserve for models based on a single life. Introduction to multiple life models for pensions and life insurance and to multiple decrement models.

Teaching Interests

Professional Service

Review of Finance, Referee

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Referee

Astin Bulletin, Referee

North American Actuarial Journal, Referee

Risks, Referee

Institutional Service

Organizing Committee, The 55th Actuarial Research Conference, 6/2018-8/2020.

Coordinator, Snell Actuarial Science and Risk Management Seminar Series, 2018-2019.

Invited Speaker on the panel "Thoughts from the Faculty: Tales from the Other Side of the First Year", New Faculty Orientation, 8/15/2018.

Invited Speaker on the panel "Thoughts from the Faculty: Redux", New Faculty Development Program, 3/7/2019.