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Research

My research interests focus on bio-statistical methods applied to cancer patients. This encompasses survival analysis to adequately estimate the time—starting from the date of diagnosis—after which cancer patients can be considered as cured.

Another goal of my PhD thesis is to quantify the potential excess mortality and to find a proper way to adapt the actuarial pricing of life insurance products depending on the type of cancer and the duration of survival at the time of application.

This PhD is a joint work with Prof. Catherine Legrand and Prof. Michel Denuit.

Publications

  • Soetewey, A., Legrand, C., Denuit, M. and Silversmit, G. (Under review). Right to be forgotten for mortgage insurance issued to cancer survivors: Critical assessment and new proposal. [preprint]
  • Soetewey, A., Legrand, C., Denuit, M. and Silversmit, G. (Under review). Health indices for disease incidence and duration in the Semi-Markov setting. [preprint]
  • Houben, J.J., Carpentier, Y., Paulissen, G., Van Snick, G. and Soetewey, A. (2023). Impact of a Food Rebalancing Program Associated with Plant-Derived Food Supplements on the Biometric, Behavioral, and Biological Parameters of Obese Subjects. Nutrients, 15(22):4780. [doi.org/10.3390/nu15224780]
  • Truong, H.C., Van Phan, T., Nguyen, H.T., Truong, K.H., Do, V.C., Pham, N.N.M., Ho, T.V., Phan, T.T.Q., Hoang, T.A., Soetewey, A., Ho, T.N.L., Pham, Q.D., Luong, Q.C., Vo, D.T.T., Nguyen, T.V. and Speybroeck, N. (2023). Childhood Bacterial Meningitis Surveillance in Southern Vietnam: Trends and Vaccination Implications from 2012 to 2021. Open Forum Infectious Diseases (p. ofad229). Oxford University Press. [doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofad229]
  • Soetewey, A., Legrand, C., Denuit, M. and Silversmit, G. (2022). Semi-Markov modeling for cancer insurance. European Actuarial Journal, 12, 813-837. [doi.org/10.1007/s13385-022-00308-2]
  • Soetewey, A., Legrand, C., Denuit, M. and Silversmit, G. (2021). Waiting period from diagnosis for mortgage insurance issued to cancer survivors. European Actuarial Journal, 11, 135-160. [doi.org/10.1007/s13385-020-00254-x]
For a detailed list of publications see my Google Scholar, ORCID or ResearchGate profile.

Talks & posters

  • One-day symposium: "Statistics, data science, artificial intelligence - Shaping the future together" (2024). Brussels, Belgium [slides]
  • Hackathon of the 30th annual meeting of the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (RSSB) (2023). UCLouvain, Belgium
  • Workshop on behalf of the 30th anniversary of the UCLouvain's Institute of Statistics: "Statistics and its role in societal challenges" (2022). UCLouvain, Belgium [poster]
  • Hackathon of the 28th annual meeting of the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (RSSB) (2021). ULi├Ęge, Belgium [slides]
  • Young Researchers Day (2021). UCLouvain, Belgium [slides]
  • 15th Clinical epidemiology conference (EPICLIN) (2021). Marseille, France [poster, awarded best poster by the scientific committee]
  • Scientific exchange day: "Cure models: estimating the recovery time to improve access to insurance" (2020). French National Cancer Institute (INCa), France [slides]
  • Workshop: "How can we predict the evolution of Covid-19 in Belgium?" (2020). UCLouvain, Belgium [slides]
  • 26th Annual meeting of the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (RSSB) (2018). Domaine des Hautes Fagnes, Belgium [poster]
  • Young Researchers Day (2018). UCLouvain, Belgium [slides]
  • Workshop: "Insurability of people who have had cancer" (2018). UCLouvain, Belgium [slides]
  • Joint PhD seminar in statistics, actuarial and financial mathematics (2018). University of Oldenburg, Germany [slides]

Press & media

  • Can the right to be forgotten in insurance be improved? (UCLouvain) [link]
  • Research: a profession with expertise and passion (UCLouvain) [link]
  • The right to be forgotten - Are we all equal when it comes to insurance? (UCLouvain) [link]
  • How can we predict the evolution of COVID 19 in Belgium? (UCLouvain) [link]

Memberships & academic services

  • Doctoral student representative, Thematic doctoral school of statistics and actuarial sciences, F.R.S.-FNRS (2023 – Present)
  • Doctoral student representative, Louvain school of statistics, biostatistics and actuarial sciences, UCLouvain (2020 – 2022)
  • Member, Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (2017 – Present)