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Lina Xu

Senior Academic Director, Actuarial Science

A Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, Dr. Lina Xu has taught mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and actuarial exam seminars for over 20 years. Dr. Xu has extensive insurance industry experience in valuation, pricing, modeling, and enterprise risk management, and has been practicing in reinsurance, insurance, and consulting for over 16 years.

She is actively involved with the SOA and served as council member of its international section for the 2010-2013 term. She was a project director for Actuaries Without Borders, a special interest section of the International Actuarial Association that helps provide temporary actuarial services in areas of the world that lack such resources. Dr. Xu’s industry affiliations extend to many other actuarial associations, including the Chinese Association of Actuaries, the Institute of Actuaries of Japan, the Institute of Actuaries of Korea, and the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong.


  • P.h.D., University of Iowa