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Ames, Iowa, 50010, United States
May 29, 2010

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Kedar Nadkarni

#***, *. *** ******, ***, Ames, Iowa 50010 USA

Phone : +1-515-***-**** email:


To work in the areas of stochastic/statistical/financial/catastrophe

modeling, economic forecasting/experience studies, pricing and hedging of

derivatives/insurance products, risk modeling/analytics, portfolio

management, hedge funds, fixed income securities, asset liability

management, optimization techniques, and allied quantitative domains.


Cleared six exams conducted by the Society of Actuaries, USA

including the four preliminary exams, course six (Investments) and

Advanced portfolio management.

Master of Science (Mathematics) with a minor in statistics

Graduation date: May 2010

Iowa State University, USA GPA: 3.44/4.00

Master of Technology, Computer Science and Engineering Graduation date:

January 2002

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India CPI:


Masters dissertation:

. Modeled a fully connected network of n cities in which several truck-

drivers are operating; aim was to capture the element of competition

arising out of their simultaneous operation.

. Used concepts from game theory, queuing theory and Markov chain


Bachelor of Engineering, Production Engineering Graduation

date: August 1998

Mumbai University, Mumbai, India First Class


Bharti-AXA pvt. Ltd. India

September 2007 to December 2007

. Designed a persistency study to report persistency rates and coded in


. Used constructs for file handling, created a database of premium-

related data, and then extracted information in a suitable format.

Reduced execution time to 20 minutes from one day.

I took a break from February through August to complete a few modules

of the Fundamentals of actuarial practice, and cleared my fellowship

paper in Investments

"Advanced portfolio management".

GE Capital International services India August

2005 to January 2007

. Worked on an experience studies project (for Genworth Financial, USA)

in which I had to construct a mathematical model to explain and

predict the lapse rates of single premium deferred annuity policies.

. Used a multiple regression (generalized linear regression) approach

along with the logistic function to come up with a model that shows

improvement over the earlier arc tan model. New model was to be used

for cash-flow projections.

. Designed and coded a reporting system in visual basic for reporting on

the distribution of premiums, credited rate and earned rate

information for new single premium deferred annuity business.

. Worked on securitization of insurance reserves to meet statutory


Career Forum private limited March 2005 to

July 2005

. Was involved in "content development" that consists of setting logical

and mathematical puzzles and questions for competitive management

entrance exams, and devising quick, strategic techniques for problem

solving. Also gave lectures on algebra, calculus, probability etc.

Persistent systems June 2002 to

February 2005

. Worked with databases SQLServer and IBM's DB2 in a porting project

that involved writing stored procedures.

. Tested a database (Data Authority Server database) deployed in the

SprintPCS network for issues pertaining to garbage collection, virtual

clustering and out-of-memory conditions.

. Wrote test scripts in TCL to test a proprietary location/presence

server used in mobile communication.

. Did a good amount of programming in C during this period.


Operating Systems : Windows NT/2000, Solaris, Linux

Languages : C, Visual Basic for Applications, R, Basic C++

Scripting Languages : TCL, Elementary Perl, UNIX shell scripts

Spreadsheet skills : Microsoft Excel 2003

Statistical packages : Minitab, Elementary SAS

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