Actuarial Champions

APU Teams Bagged All TOP 3 Positions at Actuarial Hackathon
At the recently concluded Hackathon organized by the Malaysian Actuarial Students Association (MASA), APU teams made us glow with pride as we bagged all the top 3 winning positions. What made us even prouder was that out of the 5 finalists, all 5 teams were APU students!

Themed “General Insurance”, participants were required to perform programming & calculations on a given case study, produce a written report and present their findings to the panel of judges, who were made up of industry professionals from Axiata, QBE, and Funding Societies. All 5 teams of APU, consisting of students from the Actuarial Studies and Computer Science (Data Analytics) programmes, demonstrated outstanding performance and battled through the preliminary & final rounds with confidence. They stood out among 11 teams (44 participants) from public & private universities throughout Malaysia. Team listings are as below:

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Team Members Placing
Matthew Farant Andreson, Reuben Yeap Xun Wern, Ku Ming Zhun, Cheah Eason Champion
Ding Lee Choong, Wong Zhi Yuan, Lim Yu Zhe, Wong Yang Gui 1st Runner Up
Sherilyn Sim Hui Hui, Poo Weng Zim, Lim Siaw Ting, Chai Jia Juin 2nd Runner Up
Wendy Wong Wei Wei, Lee Wei Zhe, Lim Kai Xuan, Tan Le Yi Finalist
Ong Chie Wen, Lee Jia Wen, Lim Hua Ying, Mah Xiao Wei Finalist

All 5 teams were mentored and guided by Dr. Ho Ming Kang from the School of Mathematics, Actuarial and Quantitative Studies (SOMAQs). Due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in place, the competition was held virtually over 9 days earlier last month.
This achievement had brought us immense pride; it is also a strong testament of the quality of our programmes as well as the capabilities of our students, to compete among the best Actuarial & Data Science talents in Malaysia. Coupled with the Maximum Exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), UK and Worldwide Recognition from the Society of Actuaries (SOA), US, we have proven that we are among the best universities for Actuarial Studies in Asia & Malaysia. Kudos to all 5 teams & their mentor – we are proud of you!