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Congratulations to Stefan Stein for winning a IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award and a Honorable Mention in ASA's SLDS Student Paper Award competition
Stefan Stein has recently been selected to receive an Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award. This award will cover travel expenses up to 750USD to enable Stefan to attend any IMS co-sponsored meeting.
We are also glad to share that Stefan's paper "A Sparse Beta Model with Covariates for Networks" has won an Honorable Mention in the Student Paper Award competition organised by the Statistical Learning and Data Science section (SLDS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Stefan's entry was selected out of 69 papers.
International Prize for Warwick PhD
Congratulations to Alejandra Avalos-Pacheco who the Savage Award of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis in the category Applied Methodology for her 2019 PhD thesis “Factor regression for dimensionality reduction and data integration techniques with applications to cancer data.” Dr Avalos-Pacheco is now a postdoctoral fellow in Statistics at Harvard Medical School.
Congatulations also to François-Xavier Briol whose Warwick PhD thesis "Statistical Computation with Kernels” received an Honorable Mention in the “Theory and Methodology” category. Dr Briol is now a Lecturer in the Department of Statistical Science at University College London.
Dominic Norgilas has been awarded the 2019 Nicola Bruti Liberati Prize for the best PhD thesis worldwide in Mathematical Finance submitted in 2019
The Bachelier Finance Society and the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Springer, are proud to announce the Nicola Bruti Liberati Prize which is to be awarded annually for a doctoral thesis in all subjects of Mathematical Finance, such as, but not limited to: Derivative Pricing, Computational Finance, Econometrics and Statistical Methods applied to Finance, Risk Analysis, Portfolio Optimization, Probability Methods in Finance, and Numerical Methods in Finance.
The prize is for the best doctoral thesis, selected by a Committee appointed by the Bachelier Finance Society.
The 2019 Bruti Liberati Prize has gone to Dominykas Norgilas, awarded for his thesis “Techniques and Approaches for Pricing American Options”. His thesis was supervised by Prof. David Hobson and Prof. Saul Jacka. https://www.bachelierfinance.org/nicola-bruti-liberati-prize
Maths & Stats CDT
The Warwick Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics and Statistics is an exciting new collaboration between the Mathematics Institute and the Department of Statistics. It has started its first year of operation in October 2019 and 8 out of 9 of our new intake of PhD students in Statistics now follow the programme, which consists of an intensive taught component and a four-month project in the first year. New students have an academic advisor to help them optimize their learning experience and preparation for the thesis research in the later years. A variety of social activities, workshops and research meetings will also enhance the cohort experience. More details can be found at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/postgrad/research/
Results for the John Copas Prize in Statistics 2019 (sponsored by the Faculty of Science)
Awarded for the best PhD thesis eligible for the Departmental Completion Award