The Bachelier Finance Society and the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Springer, are proud to announce the Eight Nicola Bruti Liberati Prize which is to be awarded for a doctoral thesis defended in 2017-2018 in all subjects of Mathematical Finance, such as, but not limited to: Derivative Pricing, Computational Finance, Econometrics and Statistical Methods applied to Finance, Risk Analysis, Portfolio Optimization, Probability Methods in Finance, and Numerical Methods in Finance.
Nicola obtained an undergraduate degree from Bocconi University (2001) in Mathematical Finance. He died in 2007 in a traffic accident in Sydney, while he was completing his PhD thesis at the University of Technology. At that time, he was also cooperating with the Quantitative Finance group of the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano.
In order to commemorate Nicola, his family and the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano offer an annual prize of Euro 3.000 for the best doctoral thesis to be selected by a Committee appointed by the Bachelier Finance Society. In suitable cases, the Prize Committee will express a recommendation for publication of the prize-winning thesis in a Springer series.
The call for the international evaluation for the 2018 “Bruti Liberati Nicola” prize is now open. To be eligible for the selection procedure, the applicant must have successfully defended his/her Ph.D. dissertation in the years 2017 and 2018. Applications must be sent no later than January 31, 2019.
Details and application form can be downloaded here (ITA and ENG version)