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Ian Duncan, FSA, CSPA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ian Duncan, FSA, CSPA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA, founded Solucia Inc. in 1998, a provider of health predictive modeling and outcomes evaluation for health care. After selling the company in 2010, he was head of clinical outcomes and analytics at Walgreens. Since 2011, Duncan has been an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and president of Santa Barbara Actuaries Inc. He has published widely in Health Care Predictive Modeling and Outcomes. A second edition of his book “Healthcare Risk Adjustment and Predictive Modeling” (Actex Learning), an approved text for the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) Health Fellowship track, is due out in March. 


Sreenivas (Si) Konda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)

Sreenivas (Si) Konda, Ph.D, was a visiting professor in the department of statistics & applied probability at University of California, Santa Barbara, from 2013–2015. He was previously a faculty member in the department of statistics and actuarial science at University of Waterloo from 2012–2013. Konda has taught several classes in R, SAS, regression models, multivariate analysis, health analytics and time series. He is currently collaborating with Duncan in a study of the application of Markov models to disease stage progression and survival time models. He also helps the cardiology division at UIC with statistics and bio-informatics consulting. 

 

Nhan Huynh, MS

Teaching Assistant
University of California, Santa Barbara

Nhan Huynh, MS, is a Ph.D. candidate in statistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has worked with Duncan on many modeling assignments, and was a first prize winner for her presentation of a predictive modeling paper at the Actuarial Research Conference in 2016.