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Abdel El-Shaarawi Young Researcher’s Award 2018 – Call for Nominations

The Abdel El-Shaarawi Young Researcher (AEYR) Award was established by the TIES Board in the year 2002 in order to recognize and honor young investigators who have made outstanding contributions to the development of statistical and/or quantitative approaches for research in the environmental sciences.

The prestigious AEYR award 2018 is granted to a young researcher, who is a TIES member for years 2017 and 2018, and has not yet reached his or her 41st birthday at the time of the submission deadline. The award ceremony will be held at the TIES 2018 meeting after the nominee’s scientific presentation. The award carries with it: a certificate, registration fees for the annual meeting as well as a substantial contribution towards travel and accommodation expenses for participating in the conference at which it is awarded. The award is made solely based on nominations received by the President of TIES before 28 February 2018.

The following are the criteria for assessing outstanding contributions made by a nominee.

  • Outstanding contribution to environmental statistical and quantitative research with quality and impact as proved by the number and the reputation level of publications in the statistical literature.
  • Strong interdisciplinary work for solving important environmental problems, as proved by high reputation interdisciplinary publications and research projects.
  • Contribution to the Environmetrics community, as proved by organization of courses and conferences, and professional development in the field of Environmetrics.

The nomination form, which includes information on the requirements for the nomination and submission details, is available at the following link:

Further information regarding the AEYR award and its nomination process can be obtained by contacting the President of TIES (

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships for the School of Management

We would like to make you aware that the following Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships for the School of Management are now being advertised with a deadline of 22nd January 2018. If you know any students who would be interested in applying for one of these then please encourage them to apply.

Finance: Using Quantile Regressions to Obtain Skewness and Forecast Stock Returns:

Supervisors / Academic Contacts: Dr Yuzhi Cai / Dr Rui Fan

Finance: Spillover Effects between Financial Markets: a Quantile Regression Approach:

Supervisors / Academic Contacts: Dr Yuzhi Cai / Ms Katerina Tsakou

Finance: Modelling Financial Returns with Hawkes Process Model:

Supervisors / Academic Contacts: Dr Yuzhi Cai / Dr Rui Fan

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