Researcher

Dr Fei Huang

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Insurance Studies, Investment and Risk Management

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Biography

Fei joined the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies in July 2020 as a Senior Lecturer. She received her BSc. in Mathematics from Xiamen University in 2009, MPhil in Actuarial Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2011, and PhD in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University in 2015. Before joining UNSW, she worked at the Australian National University as a Lecturer (2015-2018) and Senior Lecturer (2019-2020).

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Fei joined the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies in July 2020 as a Senior Lecturer. She received her BSc. in Mathematics from Xiamen University in 2009, MPhil in Actuarial Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2011, and PhD in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University in 2015. Before joining UNSW, she worked at the Australian National University as a Lecturer (2015-2018) and Senior Lecturer (2019-2020).

Fei's research focuses on statistical machine learning and ethical AI in insurance. In particular,  she studies insurance discrimination and pricing fairness in the context of AI and Big Data for different lines of business. She develops statistical and machine learning methods for various actuarial applications, including mortality modelling and forecasting, macroeconomic and investment forecasting, and general insurance pricing. 

Fei is also a dedicated educator teaching statistical machine learning and data analytics.  Her educational excellence has been recognized by winning the ANU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Early Career Category (2018) and ANU College of Business and Economics Award for Teaching Excellence in the Early Career Category (2017).  Fei is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


My Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2021)
  • PhD, Australian National University (2015)
  • MPhil, University of Hong Kong (2011)
  • BSc, Xiamen University (2009)

My Awards

  • ANU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Early Career Category (2018) 
  • ANU College of Business and Economics Award for Teaching Excellence in the Early Career Category (2017).  

My Research Activities

  1. Insurance Discrimination and Pricing Fairness in the Context of AI and Big Data
  2. Socio-economic and Subgroup Mortality modelling and forecasting using statistical and machine learning techniques
  3. Advanced-age mortality modelling and forecasting using extreme value theory (EVT)
  4. General Insurance Pricing 
  5. Customer Churn Analysis
  6. Economic Scenarios Generator in a Data-rich Environment

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Insurance discrimination and pricing fairness in the context of AI and Big data
  • Data analytics and statistical machine learning in insurance and actuarial studies.
    * mortality modelling and forecasting
    * macroeconomic and investment forecasting
    * general insurance pricing 
    * discrimination-free insurance pricing

Currently supervising

  • Xi Xin (Chair supervisor), PhD student at UNSW Sydney
  • Yumo Dong (primary supervisor), PhD student at the Australian National University
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