Upcoming MCS Seminars

Posted on September 9th, 2011 by

Second-Order Linear Differential Equations and Integrating Factors

When: Wed, September 14, 11:30am – 12:20pm
Where: Olin Hall 320
Presenter: Ron Rietz

For first-order linear differential equations, a simple routine determines an integrating factor which leads to an integral expression giving all of the solutions of the equation. For second-order linear differential equations there doesn’t appear to be such a universally applicable process, but it turns out you can make a non-trivial amount of progress in this direction by adapting the idea of integrating factors to this family of equations.

Subs and pop will be served.

Analyzing Health Care Costs from an Actuarial Perspective

When: Wed, September 21, 11:30am – 12:20pm
Where: Olin Hall 320
Presenter: David Myers

The debate around recent health care reform legislation has increased the American public’s awareness of the rapidly increasing costs of health care. The media tends to focus on legistlative and political implications of reform, but underneath that are legitimate concerns about managing risks and appropriately calculating premiums, just like with any insurance product. This discussion will provide a very high level overview of some actuarial techniques to monitor and analyze health care costs. In addition to a general overview, a specific example of risk adjusting data in order to reach a meaningful conclusion will be covered.

Lunch will be served.

These presentations are part of the MCS Seminar series; please see the calendar of upcoming events. Also, please email suggestions for future seminars as well as any questions.

 

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