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When considering an Industry Placement as part of your Masters qualification, we understand the nature of applying for an industry project requires the appropriate support.  We offer challenging industry projects, academically reviewed, that offer an important and meaningful placement experience at the beginning of your career.

SFRA are committed to removing barriers for both Industry Partner and Students to achieving a challenging and rewarding placement experience.


Prof Gareth Peters
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Academic Director: Prof. Gareth Peters

School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Heriot Watt University

Prof. Gareth W. Peters is the 'Chair Professor for Risk and Insurance' in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, in Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Previously he held tenured positions in the Department of Statistical Sciences, University College London, UK and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Prof. Peters is also an elected member of the Young Academy of Scotland in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (YAS-RSE) and an elected Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk (FIOR). He was also the Nachdiploma Lecturer in Machine Learning for Risk and Insurance at ETH Zurich in the Risk Laboratory.

He has made in excess of 150 international invited presentations, speaker engagements including numerous key note presentations. He has delivered numerous professional training courses to c-suite executive level industry professionals as well as numerous central banks.

He has published in excess of 150 peer reviewed articles on risk and insurance modelling, 2 research text books on Operational Risk and Insurance as well as being the editor and contributor to 3 edited text books on spatial statistics and Monte Carlo methods.

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