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School of Mathematical Sciences

Data-driven decision making in Finance, Risk and Actuarial Science

Wednesday 31 January, 12-1pm (GMT) via Zoom

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Join us to learn how Data Science is transforming the financial sector and risk management. Discover the exciting and well-paid career opportunities being created.

In this session, we will have a conversation about the data science revolution with a panel made up of industry professionals, Queen Mary academics, and postgraduate students.

We will focus on the financial sector and the booming field of risk management, explore careers working with data and share expert advice on how to secure these jobs, even if you don't have a background in mathematics or analysis. 

You will also get a demo on Machine Learning with Python based on a postgraduate module taught across most of our masters programmes. 


  • Panel discussion on the role of Data Science in Finance, Risk Management and Actuarial Science
  • Introduction to relevant MSc programmes at Queen Mary
  • Machine Learning with Python demo based on module 
  • Q&A Session with staff and students 

This is an online only event and will take place on Zoom. Please use the booking form below to register. After booking, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a link to the join the webinar on 31st Jan. If you do not receive a registration link, please contact the event organiser on 

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Lloyd Richards

Lloyd is an actuary and statistician with a career spanning pensions, insurance and asset management industries. As a managing director at UK consultancy Crowe, Lloyd is responsible for helping companies understand the potential impacts of climate change on their business. 

Dr Melania Nica

Melania is the Programme Director for MSc Actuarial Science and Data Analytics at Queen Mary. She obtained her PhD in Economics at London School of Economics, where she worked on applications of economic theory. Before joining Queen Mary, Melania was Programme Director for all taught postgraduate Actuarial Science programmes at University of Kent.

Dr Nicola Perra

Nicola is a Reader in Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematical Science. His research focuses on human dynamics, data analytics, network science, mathematical and digital epidemiology. After completing his PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Cagliari (Italy), he held various positions at Indiana University, Northeastern University, and Greenwich University.

Muhammad Mustafa Ajmal

Hey there! I'm Muhammad Mustafa Ajmal, diving deep into the world of Data Analytics at Queen Mary University of London. During the day, you'll find me deciphering data as an intern and student, or representing my MSc cohort. When I'm not in the data realm, catch me unwinding at QMotion or enjoying the vibes at campus hotspots.  

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