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Ana Timberlake Scholarship

New PhD launched award in honour of great friend of Cass

Cass has launched a new PhD scholarship in memory of Ana Timberlake, who passed away early this year after a long battle with the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Ana, both personally and through her company Timberlake Consultants, was a great supporter of City University London and Cass Business School in particular.

The "PhD Studentship in Memory of Ana Timberlake"offers a bursary of £15,590 per annum in addition to the payment of the tuition fees for up to 4 years, starting in September 2011. The award is offered by the Centre for Econometric Analysis at Cass Business School with the generous support of Timberlake Consultants.

The Ana Timberlake Award holder is expected to undertake a research project on a theoretical, applied econometrics or quantitative finance topic. Successful candidates will be supervised by Professor Giovanni Urga, who will also be in charge of the selection of the candidate in collaboration with Professor Lucio Sarno, Head of the Faculty of Finance and the Directors of Cass's PhD Programme.

Ana Timberlake founded Timberlake Consultants, a statistical consultancy firm, with particular applications in medical research and econometric modelling, in 1982. Educated in the Portugal and England, her early work included standardising the data on which the British breathalyser test was based which and had previously not been statistically adjusted.

Ana joined Control Data Corporation in London, where she formed lifelong associations with academics and researchers including Cass's Professor Giovanni Urga who said: "I have learnt a lot from Ana's dedication, enthusiasm, and rigour. She has made a significant contribution to the Centre for Econometric Analysis and the divulgation of statistics and econometrics. She was a fantastic colleague and extremely precious friend who will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure to know her"

Find out more details about the Cass Business School PhD Programme.

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