I am so grateful that the Editorial Board of The North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ) has awarded the Annual Best Paper to me and to my collaborator Dr. Xu at ISU. The commemorative plaque (see below) is so beautiful, and it is definitely an uncommon excitement during such a difficult time.

By the way, there will be a new paper with an improved algorithm to be published in the CAS’s Variance Journal, and please stay tuned if you are interested.