Asia Pacific University (APU) Students Win Hackathon Competition Organised by Malaysian Actuarial Students Association
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At the recently concluded Hackathon organized by the Malaysian Actuarial Students Association (MASA), Asia Pacific University (APU) teams did their university proud by winning all the top 3 winning positions. What was incredible is that out of the 5 finalists, all 5 teams were APU students!
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Asia Pacific University (APU) Teams Win All TOP 3 Positions at Actuarial Hackathon Organised by Malaysian Actuarial Students Association (MASA)
Themed “General Insurance”, participants were required to perform programming & calculations on a given case study, produce a written report and present their findings to the panel of judges, who were made up of industry professionals from Axiata, QBE, and Funding Societies. All 5 teams from Asia Pacific University (APU), consisting of students from the Actuarial Studies and Computer Science (Data Analytics) programmes, demonstrated outstanding performance and battled through the preliminary & final rounds with confidence. They stood out among 11 teams (44 participants) from public & private universities throughout Malaysia. Team listings are as below:
|Matthew Farant Andreson, Reuben Yeap Xun Wern, Ku Ming Zhun, Cheah Eason||Champion|
|Ding Lee Choong, Wong Zhi Yuan, Lim Yu Zhe, Wong Yang Gui||1st Runner Up|
|Sherilyn Sim Hui Hui, Poo Weng Zim, Lim Siaw Ting, Chai Jia Juin||2nd Runner Up|
|Wendy Wong Wei Wei, Lee Wei Zhe, Lim Kai Xuan, Tan Le Yi||Finalist|
|Ong Chie Wen, Lee Jia Wen, Lim Hua Ying, Mah Xiao Wei||Finalist|
All 5 teams were mentored and guided by Dr. Ho Ming Kang from the School of Mathematics, Actuarial and Quantitative Studies (SOMAQs). Due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in place, the competition was held virtually over 9 days earlier last month.
About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in Technology that aim to nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. The multi-cultural student community comprises 12,000 students from over 130 countries. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011, 2013, and 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).