Zhiyu (Frank) Quan

Zhiyu (Frank) Quan

Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Zhiyu (Frank) Quan is an assistant professor of actuarial science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • Actuarial Science
  • Computational Statistics
  • Data Science


  • Ph.D. in Actuarial Science, 2019

    University of Connecticut

  • MS in Applied Statistics, 2014

    Michigan State University

  • BS in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, 2012

    Xiamen University


Actuarial Science & Data Science

Insurance Analytics with Tree-Based Models


R, Python, TensorFlow, SAS, SQL

Cloud Computing



Latex, R Markdown, Jupyter Notebook

Online Presence

HTML, R Shiny, Blogdown



Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Aug 2020 – Present Urbana, IL

R&D Data Scientist

Carpe Data

Aug 2019 – Aug 2020 Santa Barbara, CA

Graduate Level Advanced Analytics Data Science Intern

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jun 2017 – Aug 2017 Boston, MA

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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Recent Publications

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Hybrid Tree-based Models for Insurance Claims

Hybrid tree-based models.

Machine Learning Techniques for Variable Annuity Valuation

Machine learning applications in variable annuity.

Predictive analytics of insurance claims using multivariate decision trees

Multivariate tree-based models application in actuarial science.


  • (217) 300-5736
  • Department of Mathematics, 223 Illini Hall, MC-382, 1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801