Virginia R. Young

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American mathematician

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According to Wikipedia, Virginia Ruth Young is the Cecil J. and Ethel M. Nesbitt Professor of Actuarial Mathematics at the University of Michigan, and an expert on the mathematics of insurance. Education and career Young graduated from Cumberland College in 1981, and completed a PhD in mathematics, specializing in algebraic topology, at the University of Virginia in 1984. Her dissertation, Branched coverings arising from group actions, was supervised by Robert Evert Stong. After postdoctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Study, she returned to Cumberland as a faculty member from 1986 to 1990. However, after earning tenure at Cumberland, she left academia and began working as an actuary, becoming a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1992. She rejoined academia as an assistant professor of business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993, and moved to Michigan as the inaugural Nesbitt Professor in 2003.

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