Farewell to Dr. Enrique Salvador

The cluster wished farewell to Dr. Enrique Salvador in August 2015. Enrique joined FMC2 in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and subsequently secured an Irish Research Council Fellowship to fund his research. He has returned to his native Spain to take up a Lectureship position.

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Welcome to Dr. Anita Suurlaht

Dr. Anita Suurlaht joined the cluster on 1 September 2015 and will be based at the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School in Blackrock. Anita will be working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Professor John Cotter.

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Welcome to Dr. Mark Hallam

Dr. Mark Hallam joined the cluster this month and will be working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCD Smurfit School of Business with Professor John Cotter. Mark joins us from Koç University, Istanbul.

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Jonathan Byrne secures IRC award

Congratulations to FMC2 alumnus Dr. Jonathan Byrne, who has secured a two-year IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship award for his research project Additive Manufacturing and Design Optimisation. Jonathan will begin his Fellowship in October 2015 in the School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at UCD.

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Invitation from Max Planck Institute for Dr. Abhinav Anand

Cluster Postdoc Abhinav Anand has been invited to the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrucken, Germany to conduct research with the Algorithmic Group for a period of one week from April 4th to April 11th 2015. He will give a talk on his research on April 7th titled: “Foster-Hart Risk and the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks:…

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Cluster PI Professor Gregory Connor spoke before the Oireactas Banking Inquiry 2015

Cluster PI Professor Gregory Connor, an expert in economics, finance and accounting based at Maynooth University contributed to the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Inquiry on 25 February 2015. A summary of his contribution can be found here. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/banking-inquiry-told-accountancy-standards-unchanged-since-crash-1.2116755

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Congratulations to Dr Elena Green and Dr Anita Suurlaht

Cluster PhD students Elena Green and Anita Suurlaht both successfully defended their theses in February 2015 and will graduate later this year. Both candidates were students at Maynooth University and worked within the cluster’s Risk theme. Anita worked under the supervision of Professor Gregory Connor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting while Elena…

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MSc Internship event at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business

Finance Internship Event On 19 February 2015 the first UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Finance Internship Event sponsored by the Financial Mathematics and Computation Research Cluster (FMC2) took place. The Internship Event provided students from the Finance MSc Programmes the opportunity to engage with 10 companies and learn about their businesses and internship opportunities…

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