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Kamila Kazimierska - Ph.D. Candidate, STAT


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Kamila Kazimierska is a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), studying under the supervision of Professor Havard Rue in his research group.

Education and Early Career

Kamila studied on the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. She studied licentiate degree of Applied Mathematics during 2013/2016 and Master's degree in Financial and Insurance Mathematics 2016/2018. She participated in selected courses during licentiate: Probability Theory, Numerical Analysis, Applied Statistics with Statistica, Discrete Models of Financial Markets, Fixed Income Securities. And during her master courses such as Mathematical Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Categorical Data Analysis, Black-Scholes Model, Mathematics of Life Insurance.

The student has industrial experience. Kamila worked as a Risk Modeling & Analytics Specialist in UBS bank. Her main responsibilities were to develop risk models for various risk types for aggregation purposes and perform confirmation tests.

Research Interest

Her research interests are statistical models and computational tools for health and environmental application, with a focus on Spatio-temporal Bayesian models. Before joining KAUST, her interest was more focused on the financial applications of statistics in the industry. She chose an education career to be able to understand and develop models that can capture real phenomena.


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