Data Science

We create knowledge and build services from data that enable enterprise wide data-driven decision making through science and applied research.

Projects

Risk Analytics

Systematically estimating the risk of a potential policy holder is a fundamental problem in the life insurance industry. Using data spanning nearly two decades and representing the health, behavioral preferences, and financial habits of millions of individuals, we are buliding state of the art algorithms and predictive models of risk. The results of this work stand to improve business efficiency and customer experience by providing a sound methodology and mechanism for accurately and nearly instantaneously estimating life insurance risk.

Interactive Data Visualizations

Many groups within MassMutual spend countless hours manually summarizing data sets and preparing reports delivered to company officers. This time-consuming process leaves little room for analysis. We develop interactive, web-based visualizations that connect to real-time data feeds, automatically producing statistically rich reports. These tools also provide unprecedented access to high-dimensional data that enables business analysts to generate actionable insights. We are currently building such a system for company-wide travel and entertainment financial expenses.

Sales Pipeline Optimization

When a sales organization is resource constrained, how should they select which opportunities to prioritize? Using a data set spanning decades and containing thousands of historical sales opportunities and outcomes generated by a diverse set of sales representatives and financial agents, statistical models are used to identify which combinations of agents, sales representatives, and opportunity characterics lead to successful outcomes. A web-based tool based of this model is currently being used in an experiment with sales personnel to measure what effect the decision support tool has on sales outcomes.


Data Scientists

Ashish Agrawal

Asieh Ahani

Anna Arakelyan

Alex Baldenko

Michael Bessey

Adam Fox

Jasmine Geng

Xiangdong Gu

Shanshan Li

Wenjing Lu

Marc Maier

Sears Merritt

Bisakha Ray

Casey Ray

Andy Reagan

Paul Shearer

Peng Wang

Zizhen Wu

Haimao Zhan