Udi Makov is a professor of statistics. He is the director of the Actuarial Program and the founder and head of the Actuarial Research Centre, both at the University of Haifa. He is an academic member of the Israeli Association of Actuaries and a member of the Royal Statistical Society; UK. Professor Makov graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and obtained his M.Sc in Operational Research from the same institute. His Ph.D, in Mathematical Statistics, is from the University of London (University College). Professor Makov's fields of research are non-life Insurance, with particular emphasis on credibility, loss- reserves and usage based insurance, risk measures, portfolio optimization, mortality projections and Bayesian statistics.