PiWORKS Seminar

We are launching a monthly seminar series featuring female & non-binary mathematics researchers from UK universities working in diverse research areas. The aim of PiWORKS (Piscopia Initiative – Women and Other Researchers Keynote Series) is threefold; we want to

  1. Showcase the work of female and non-binary mathematics researchers.
  2. Provide a taste of different areas of mathematics research to undergraduate and MSc students.
  3. Build an UK-wide community of female and non-binary researchers and mathematics students.

The target audience for the talks are final year undergraduate and MSc students, but PhD students or academic staff are very welcome to attend.

Our first PiWORKS speaker is Professor Maggie Chen from Cardiff University. This event is jointly hosted with Cardiff’s Women In Math Society (find them on twitter @WiMCardiff) and will be chaired by their lead, PhD student Tasarla Deadman, who has also founded the Cardiff node of the Piscopia Society.

The talk will take place on Zoom on Tuesday October 27th from 1-2pm.

Sign up via eventbrite: https://1st_piworks_seminar.eventbrite.com/

Abstract for the talk: “I am, by training, a financial economist specialized in quantitative methods. I am interested in theory-underpinned finance research that focuses on real problems from the financial market and industry. Currently, I have established research groups to comprehensively study Hawkes processes and aim to apply them to various real problems, especially in new problems related to FinTech. My ultimate goal is to establish robust modeling frameworks that are directly applicable by practitioners and regulators.”

Future speakers

Tuesday, January 26th, 1-2pm, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge)