Runhuan Feng

Runhuan Feng


Associate Professor

Director of Actuarial Science

H.P. Petit Professorial Scholar

State Farm Companies Foundation Scholar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Runhuan Feng is an Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, Industurial and Enterprise Systems Engineering. He has a wide spectrum of research interests in mathematics and economics of risk and uncertainty in the financial world. He has published extensively on top-tier actuarial and quantitative finance journals. He is an Associate Editor of North American Actuarial Journal, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, and Quantitative Finance and Economics.

As an applied scentist, Runhuan strongly believes that most interesting research problems are discovered in response to the changing needs of the industry and the society. He co-founded the Illinois Risk Lab, which facilitates research activities that integrate experiential learning for Illinois students and address industrial problems. Runhuan’s research has been recognized in the practitioners community through his applied technical contributions and presentations as invited speakers at industry conferences. He is also a frequent consultant to professional organizations, non-profit organizations and start-ups.

Illinois Experts Profile


  • Actuarial Science
  • Risk Analytics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Pension and Retirement Planning
  • FinTech and InsurTech Innovations


  • Ph.D. in Actuarial Science, 2008

    University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • M.Sc. in Actuarial Mathematics, 2005

    Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

  • B.Sc. in Statistics & B.Econ. in Insurance, 2003

    Nankai University, Tianjin, China