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Co-op Experiences

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:00
Seminar
Jack Ni and Yifan Zhang (Master's Students in Co-op, Statistics, UBC)

Jack Ni (11am--11:30am)

Stress testing is a tool to understand the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system. In 2014, a capital stress test was issued to provincially regulated financial institutions in BC. As probability of default is an integral component of stress testing, my main task was to design a probability of default model for residential mortgages in BC. During this seminar, I will go over the projects I was involved in during my co-op and discuss my experience working at FICOM.

Yifan Zhang (11:30am--12pm)

Bill shock refers to customers’ reaction when they see their unexpectedly high monthly bill amount. Telecommunication companies receive an enormous amount of calls from these shocked customers and spend millions of credits every year. The major objective of my first Co-op placement at Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) in Sauder was to help a telecommunication company predict the calling customers. My second Co-op placement at SPPH involved examining health care (mainly home care) interventions among adult chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. In this seminar, I will talk about these two projects that I worked on, and my experiences at Sauder and SPPH.