The Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) invites applications for supplementary grants of up to €500 to help women from developing countries or regions to attend scientific events taking place from March 2017 to February 2018. The grants are intended to help women who already have funding to attend a conference or meeting or for scientific collaboration, but who need extra funds to make it possible (for example, for child care, separate accommodation, or more appropriate travel). Applicants should write a short account of not more than two pages explaining the scientific benefit to themselves of the travel, together with brief details of funding already secured and the reason why extra funds are needed.
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Daniel Hernandez-Hernandez (CIMAT) and Alexander Cox (Bath) have been awarded £8,200 to work on the project "Robust optimal hedging with model-independent constraints”. The project involves using a mix of ideas from Stochastic Optimal Control, and Model-independent finance to try and understand how financial institutions might better hedge complex risks while taking into account the intrinsic difficulty in choosing a `correct’ model for financial returns. In the long run, the project hopes to help bring about more resilient financial institutions. The money from the Newton fund, combined with a further £2,000 from the University of Bath International Research Funding Scheme, will enable 5 visits over a two year period. It is expected that some of these visits will also include stays at UNAM and a BUC workshop on Stochastic Optimal Control.
Following a successful launch of the BUC platform of research collaboration, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation, Professor Colin Grant, has awarded a renewal of the inital BUC start-up grant. This time, the value of the award has been increased to GBP 15,000 and will contribute towards BUC 6 - 10 events in collaboration with the Mexican institutions of Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT). Plans are already underway to develop BUC meetings under the remit of the new funding with general headings of:
PhD student Sandra Palau Calderon and Associate Professor Victor Rivero joined the Department of Mathematics as members of Prob-L@B from October 2014. Normally based in CIMAT, they both stayed for one year in Bath to visit Professor Andreas Kyprianou, completing thier viist at the end of semester in 2015.
The Univeristy of Bath and UNAM have signed a formal agreement that allows for a two-way exchange of masters students between the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (Applied Mathematics Research Institute). The first student to take advantage of this new agreement, Ms Lizbeth Peñaloza Velasco, arrived in Bath on the 27th of January 2016 to begin taking courses in the second semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
Andreas Kyprianou (Bath) and Juan Carlos Pardo (CIMAT) have been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship, enabling collaboration between their respective research groups over three years. The award provides substantial funds to allow travel of members of members of the probability research group in CIMAT and members of Prob-L@B in Bath.
Members of the department of Mathematical Sciences at Bath visited Mexico as part of a University delegation from 18-26 April 2015. Andreas Kyprianou, Paul Milewski, Susie Douglas, Kirill Cherednichenko, Karim Anaya-Izqueirdo and Gavin Shaddick represented the different research and educational interests of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.