Jackson Lautier is a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a Research Fellow with the United States Food & Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Generally, his research concentrates on applications of statistics to economics, finance, pharmacology, risk management, actuarial science, and sports. He is particularly interested in using statistics to improve access of disadvantaged groups to the capitalist financial system.
Previously to his doctoral studies, Lautier spent more than eight years working Prudential Financial, Inc. as an actuary in various roles, including risk management, investment strategy, and quantitative finance. He was also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Mathematics at UConn in the 2018-2019 academic year. Lautier is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In 2020, he was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation (NSF GRFP).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics/Actuarial Science from UConn (2011).