Advisory Board

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Anne Melissa Dowling Senior Advisor, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers and former Insurance Commissioner for states of Connecticut and Illinois

Anne Melissa Dowling

Senior Advisor, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers and former Insurance Commissioner for states of Connecticut and Illinois

Anne Melissa Dowling is an accomplished insurance industry executive with significant private sector, public sector service and board experience. In 2015, she was recruited by newly elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as the state’s Director of Insurance. Ms. Dowling led highly successful regulatory innovations, developing and delivering creative solutions to an ever-expanding set of dynamics driven by technology, globalization, and a historically low interest rate environment. Prior to serving in Illinois, she was appointed as Connecticut’s Deputy Commissioner of Insurance by newly elected Governor Malloy’s administration in 2011. Her portfolio included virtually every domestic regulatory issue effecting the insurance industry. Over three years, she led successful initiatives in such diverse areas as healthcare, financial services and consumer outreach. In 2014, she was Connecticut’s Acting Commissioner of Insurance, leaving the post in 2015. Ms. Dowling had a highly successful career in domestic and international insurance investment and operating divisions which included executive roles with Massachusetts Mutual (MMG), Aetna, and Travelers. She grew the Institutional Insurance Division of MMG from startup to $13 billion in assets under management. Prior to that, she was Chief Investment Officer at Connecticut Mutual. Ms. Dowling has a BA in Fine Arts from Amherst College and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City.


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Lloyd Foster Chief Executive Officer, Foster Colley Enterprises and former Chief Risk Officer, SCOR Global Life Insurance, US

Lloyd Foster

Chief Executive Officer, Foster Colley Enterprises and former Chief Risk Officer, SCOR Global Life Insurance, US

Lloyd Foster is the CEO of Foster Colley LLC., a firm that is dedicated to providing pricing, valuation and risk models for insurance and banking institutions. Mr. Foster is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and has considerable experience in Quantitative Risk management having held various senior level positions at SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Company, Prudential Insurance and Transamerica Reinsurance. As Chief Risk Officer, Americas, of SCOR Global Life Reinsurance, he was responsible for designing and implementing the fundamental protocol for financial monitoring and control, including asset/liability management, mortality/claims management, operational risk framework, and the static hedging process for a portfolio of equity-indexed contracts. Mr. Foster has a Master of Science degree in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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Morgan Levine Assistant Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine

Morgan Levine

Assistant Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine

Morgan Levine received a Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2015, under Dr. Eileen Crimmins. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Human Genetics under Dr. Steve Horvath, at UCLA. In 2017, Dr. Levine joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Levine’s work relies on a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating theories and methods from statistical genetics, bioinformatics, demography, and epidemiology. In general, her research focuses on 1) the quantification of biological aging, 2) identifying the genetic mechanisms, which give rise to differential rates of aging in humans; and 3) conceptualizing the biological pathways through which social environment “gets under the skin” and contributes to health disparities.

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Raymond McCauley Chair of Digital Biology at Singularity Univ

Raymond McCauley

Chair of Digital Biology at Singularity University

Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Mr. McCauley explores how applying technology to life — biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture — is affecting every one of us. Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech that is a not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIYbio hobbyists and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage. He was part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics. His work has been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, CNBC, Science, and Nature. Mr. McCauley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics, both degrees from Texas A&M University.

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Andreas Muller Lecturer at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and machine learning expert

Andreas Müller​

Andreas Müller, Lecturer at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and machine learning expert

Andreas Müller is a lecturer at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and author of the book “Introduction to Machine Learning with Python”, describing a practical approach to machine learning with python and scikit-learn, published by O’Reilly Media. Mr. Müller is one of the core developers of the scikit-learn machine learning library, and he has been co-maintaining it for several years. He is also a Software Carpentry instructor. In the past, he worked at the NYU Center for Data Science on open source and open science, and as Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon. His mission is to create open tools to lower the barrier of entry for machine learning applications, promote reproducible science and democratize the access to high-quality machine learning algorithms. Mr. Müller has a Diplom in Mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Science from University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany.