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Xing Wang

Assistant Professor
Stevenson Hall - STV 329A
Office Hours
Wednesday 1:00-3:00 PM (Zoom) or by appointment

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Xing Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University since Aug 2018. She received her Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance in J. Mack Robinson College of Business from Georgia State University where she also served as an instructor for course Risk Modeling during her Ph.D. period. She received M.S. in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014 and a B.S. in Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 2013. She is the James C. Hickman Scholar from the year 2017 and was supported by the Society of Actuaries during her Ph.D. research in Actuarial Science.

Current Courses

383.001Actuarial Models III

280.001Financial Mathematics

383.001Actuarial Models III

280.001Financial Mathematics

280.002Financial Mathematics

499.003Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.003Independent Study

Teaching Interests & Areas

Actuarial Science
Data Analysis
Applied Statistics

Research Interests & Areas

Xing Wang's research interests include risk measure, mortality, annuities and their statistical inference. Her work focus on statistical inference about risk measures under the heavy-tailed losses and the valuation processes for the large portfolios of the variable annuities.

Ph D Risk Management and Insurance

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA

MS Statistics

Georgia Institute of Technology

BS Mathematics

Tsinghua University

Best Paper Finalist in the theoretical track for the 17th INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Decision Analytics


2022 National Science Foundation standard award (NSF: 2153329)

National Science Foundation

Women in Statistics and Data Science (WSDS) Early-Career Award

American Statistical Association

Fall Technical Conference FTC Early Career Grant Awards

ASQ Statistics Division

Symposium on Data Science & Statistics – Early Career Travel Award

American Statistical Association

James C. Hickman Scholar Award $20,000, Society of Actuaries

Society of Actuaries (SOA)

Journal Article

Hou, Y., & Wang, X. Extremes and Inferences for Tail Gini Functions with Applications to Tail Gini Coefficient and Gini Shortfall. Journal of the American Statistical Association (2020)

Grants & Contracts

2022 National Science Foundation standard award NSF: 2153329. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2022)
Pre-tenure Faculty Initiative Grant (PFIG). Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2021)
New Faculty Initiative Grant (NFIG). Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2019)