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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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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
Fall 2021 Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., HLH 423K or via Zoom:


Dr. Shengchao Zhuang earned his Ph.D. at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 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. His research interests include optimal insurance/reinsurance, life insurance, portfolio selection, behavioral finance, dependence modeling, 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, North American Actuarial Journal, the Astin Bulletin, and the Scandinavian Actuarial Journal.

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.

Scientific Committee, The 56th Actuarial Research Conference, 5/2021-8/2021

Organizing/Scientific/Operations 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.