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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 Hernando Ombao 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 main area of research is on statistical models to analyze brain signals. Prior to joining KAUST, she was interested in the financial applications of statistics. She chose education career for her future as she realized that she wants a deep understanding to be able to develop and create new interesting models that can capture real phenomena. 

Her research interests lie in fields such as time series analysis, functional data analysis, modeling brain signals, risk management, financial econometrics, forecasting, and machine learning.


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