Oleksandr Romanko won second place at the MITACS Annual Conference poster competition (Fredericton, New Brunswick). Oleksandr is working on developing optimization algorithms and applying them to real-world problems in risk management and finance. The poster "Credit Risk Portfolio Optimization" Oleksandr presented at the conference is the result of the research project on credit risk modeling and optimization. Optimizing credit risks, which are monetary losses due to defaults of counterparties to financial contracts, are especially important in the light of the recent financial crisis. Modeling of credit risk and developing optimization techniques for reducing credit risk impact on financial institutions and industrial enterprises were the major goals of the project. The research project was performed while Oleksandr was on a MITACS ACCELERATE Internship at Algorithmics Incorporated, Toronto.
Andrew Baker, and AdvOL student member, has been awarded a 2008-2009 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST).
Congratulations go out to Feng Xie, who was selected for a summer internship at IBM's Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY).
We would like to congratulate Tamás Terlaky, the founder and head of AdvOL, who has been awarded the 2007-2008 MITACS Award for Excellence in Mentorship. The award will be presented at the MITACS Annual Conference on June 3 in Montréal.
Two AdvOL student members were awarded prestigious scholarships by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Feng Xie got the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS-D) and William Hua got the Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M). Our congratulations to the scholarship recipients.
We congratulate Yuriy Zinchenko, a postdoctoral fellow at AdvOL who has been awarded the 2007 MITACS Award for Best Novel Use of Mathematics in Technology Transfer.
Congratulations to AdvOL student member <b>Feng Xie</b> who has received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Our congratulations to Eissa Nematollahi who was one of the three finalist at the Young Researcher Competition organized as part of the ICCOPT/MOPTA 2007 conference at McMaster University, August 13-16, 2007. (See the announcements at McMaster Daily News and at the conference website)
From left to right: Kees Roos (T.U. Delft) prize committee chair, Alexandre Belloni (first prize, Duke University, PhD from MIT), Eissa Nematollahi (finalist, McMaster), Mung Chiang (finaliast, Princeton University, PhD from Stanford) and Tam�s Terlaky (McMaster) conference chair.
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