Cass PhD student awarded the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award
Valeria Bignozzi awarded for her thesis on "essays on solvency risk measurement"
Valeria Bignozzi has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Dimitris N Chorafas Foundation Award for her thesis on "essays on solvency risk measurement." Bignozzi is a third year PhD Actuarial Science student at Cass.
The prize is awarded annually by the Swiss-based Chorafas Foundation with the goal of stimulating promising young researchers.
Valeria Bignozzi said: "I am very pleased and honoured to receive the Chorafas Foundation award. It means a lot to me. I also want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my supervisors Dr. Andreas Tsanakas and Dr. Laura Ballotta for supporting and inspiring me during my PhD research. I could have not achieved this award without their help."
The awards of the Chorafas Foundation are granted directly to prize winners selected by partner universities in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. They are given to the best doctorate students as chosen by each partner university and confirmed by the Board of the Foundation.
More than 20 partner universities receive a prize of US $4,000 and the partner universities can choose to split the prize between two students.
The prize is awarded for clarity of the work, the originality and efficiency of the proposed numerical techniques, the ability to fix previously reported limitations in the relevant literature, and the student's practical applicability.
The Dimitris N Chorafas Foundation was established in March 1992. It is a collaboration with the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, and Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences.
The Foundation is dedicated to rewarding outstanding performance and helping individuals complete higher degrees and significant research projects. It aims to encourage significant future contributions to science and technology.