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Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Sci & Technology: 'Risk and Randomness' by Prof. Dr. Paul Embrechts on NOV 29, 2017

Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Sci & Technology: 'Risk and Randomness' by Prof. Dr. Paul Embrechts on NOV 29, 2017

Based on personal experiences, I will first discuss the two items mentioned in the title: risk and randomness. These experiences relate to a catastrophic flooding in the Netherlands in 1953 and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A brief historical discourse will bring us to a more present day appreciation of these terms. Based on several examples, I will highlight that modern society needs a ...

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 Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science

 12th October, 2017

#PublicLecture #Randomness #Sciences #Statistics #Technology

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