Emiliano A. Valdez, Ph.D., FSA, is a Professor of Actuarial Science in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut, USA. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and is also the interim director of the graduate programs in actuarial science at Connecticut. His academic experience includes several years of teaching and conducting research in actuarial science in three different continents: North America, Australia and Asia. His previous academic posts include working for the Nanyang Business School in Singapore and for the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. From 2013 to 2015, he was the Director of the actuarial science program at Michigan State University. He has been awarded the Edward A. Lew Award, the Halmstad Memorial Prize, and recently in 2010, the Charles A. Hachemeister Prize, in recognition for his significant contributions to the actuarial literature. His current research interest includes copula models and dependencies, managing post-retirement assets, and risk measures and capital requirements related to enterprise risk management. In addition, he has several years of industry experience working as an actuary for Connecticut Mutual in Hartford and held summer actuarial positions at Price Waterhouse.