VYTARAS BRAZAUSKAS

Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

(414) 229-5656
vytaras@uwm.edu





Vytaras Brazauskas received his Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999. The same year he joined the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee as an assistant professor of statistics, where he was promoted to the rank of associate professor (with tenure) in 2005 and to the rank of full professor in 2011. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Academic Correspondent of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a member of the American Statistical Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association, and served as President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Prior to coming to Dallas, he was employed by Baltijos Garantas, an insurance company based in Vilnius, Lithuania (for more details, see cv ).


His areas of expertise are actuarial science and statistics. In actuarial science, he has worked on model fitting for loss data, estimation of (and testing based on) risk measures, pricing via robust credibility models, and estimation of reinsurance premiums. These research contributions have appeared as published articles in: ASTIN Bulletin; Insurance: Mathematics and Economics; North American Actuarial Journal; Scandinavian Actuarial Journal; Variance. In statistics, he has focused on mixed linear models, nonparametric methods, robust procedures, and statistical inference. This work has been published in: Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods; European Journal of Applied Mathematics; Extremes; Journal of Probability and Statistics; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation; Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference; Metron--International Journal of Statistics; Statistics and Probability Letters (for more details, see Publications and Google Scholar ).