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Research interests

Ramon van den Akker is an Associate Professor at CentER and at the department of Econometrics & Operations Research, both at Tilburg University (0.2fte). He also works as independent consultant on data science and machine learning engineering.

His research interests cover various fields in the area of asymptotic statistics, quantitative risk management, big data in the financial industry, business modelling, and time series analysis, and have been published in leading journals in econometrics and statistics. Ramon has served as Associate Editor of Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes.

Ramon has taught courses in data science, econometrics, life insurance, machine learning, mathematics, probability theory, quantitative finance, and statistics at Tilburg University, Tias business school, Tilburg Professional Learning, JADS, and the Dutch Actuarial Institute. He has served as ad interim academic director of the MSc in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science of Tilburg University and is a member of the Central Examination Committee of the Dutch Actuarial Institute.

Career

2014-recent Associate Professor, Tilburg University
2021-recent Independent consultant data science & machine learning engineering
2015-2021
principal data scientist & risk modeller, de Volksbank
2010-2014
Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
2007-2010
Risk manager at SNS REAAL (0.80 fte)
Lecturer, Tilburg University (0.20 fte)
2003-2007
Ph.D. candidate, Tilburg University
2000-2003
Research & Teaching assistant, Tilburg University

Teaching

2021-2022

Tilburg University:

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Supervision of MSc theses

Actuarial Institute, Executive Master Actuarial Science:

  • Statistical Methods
  • Data Science
  • Case project

Current courses

Click here for my courses.

PhD supervision

PhD supervision

I. Gaia Becheri on "Limiting Experiments for Panel-Data and Jump-Diffusion Models", 12/21/2012 (with Feike C. Drost and Bas J.M. Werker)

Bo Zhou on "Semiparametric inference for non-LAN models", 12/6/2017 (with I. Gaia Becheri and Bas J.M. Werker)

Oliver Wichert, expected 2022 (with Feike C. Drost and Bas J.M. Werker)

External positions

Consultancy/ad interim (Zelfstandig)

1 Apr 2021 → …

Keywords

  • Statistics
  • Time Series
  • Econometrics
  • Risk Models
  • Data Science

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