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Roba Bairakdar

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Brief Biography

Roba Bairakdar is an assistant professor in the Mathematics and Actuarial Science Department at The American University in Cairo (AUC). She obtained her PhD from Concordia University in 2023. Her PhD research focused on catastrophe insurance, risk theory and extreme value theory. She earned her MSc from Concordia University in 2018 and her BSc in actuarial science from AUC in 2012. She acquired several renowned scholarships in the field of actuarial science, including the Hickman's scholar program by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). In 2015, she earned the Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) credentials, becoming the youngest qualified actuary to register at the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) in Egypt. Bairakdar accumulated practical experience as an Actuary at AXA Egypt. Her roles included serving as an actuarial valuation manager during the acquisition of Commercial International Life Insurance by AXA in 2015. She also has work experience as a research actuary in Aviva Canada, chief risk officer at Patron, a private actuarial consultant, and adjunct professor of practice at AUC since 2015. She currently serves on various committees, such as the SOA’s Middle East, Africa and Pakistan (MAP) region committee and the FRA’s committee to interview and register new qualified actuaries.

Research Interest
  • Multivariate risk measures
  • Extreme value theory
  • Stochastic modeling of catastrophic events
  • Spatio-temporal risk modeling
  • Catastrophe Insurance
  • PhD in mathematics. Concordia University, 2023
  • BSc in actuarial science. The American University in Cairo, 2012