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Lecture to explore Financial Mathematics at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - March 7, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On March 13, Professor Moawia Alghalith will provide new approaches to Finance and Mathematics as he presents his Professorial Inaugural Lecture entitled “Contributions to Mathematics and Finance” at the Noor Hassanali Auditorium, Faculty of Law.

These Professorial Inaugural lectures aim to showcase the research of the campus' recently appointed or promoted Professors for members of the wider community. In his presentation, Professor Alghalith will develop new methods of stochastic optimization, new solutions to partial differential equations and new methods of pricing derivatives. For him, “These contributions overcome major obstacles in Financial Mathematics.” All are invited.

Professor Alghalith obtained the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University in the USA. He joined the academic staff of The UWI in 2008 and is currently the Graduate Coordinator for the MSc Economics Programme. His service to the University is highlighted by the design of a new course - Advanced Financial Economics - and his contribution to the development of a new MSc Programme in Financial Economics at the St. Augustine Campus. Previously, Professor Alghalith taught Economics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and Northern Illinois University. His main research topics are decisions under uncertainty, hedging and futures markets. He has published in several journals, such as Annals of Finance and the European Journal of Operational Research and recently wrote the book New Economics of Risk and Uncertainty (2007). He was appointed Professor at The UWI on May 29th, 2013.

Next Thursday’s lecture commences at 5:30pm. All are invited.



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation.


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)


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