SFI PhD Position in Finanical Algebra, School of Mathematical Sciences

SFI Research Frontiers Programme 2007 PhD Position in Financial Algebra

A Ph.D. position for carrying out arbitrage analysis of currency exchange rates using max-plus algebra, is currently available in the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland under the supervision of Professor Bernard Hanzon. The research in Financial Mathematics carried out in this PhD position will explore new possibilities to analyze arbitrage opportunities, or to prove that no-arbitrage conditions hold, and to construct and apply algorithms for this purpose. This forms part of a larger research project in Financial Algebra.
Further information and informal enquiries may be made to


This position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland under the Research Frontiers Programme 2007.

Student Stipend:€16,000 per annum plus fees

Please note:

Applicants are requested to submit a full curriculum vitae with contact details of two referees to

Professor Bernard Hanzon

School of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, University College Cork, College Road, Cork City, Ireland.

There is a continuous application procedure with an extended closing date of 5 December 2007, with a starting point of 1 January 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.


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