Hassan Jawaid

Staff portrait: Hassan Jawaid

Hassan Jawaid is a PhD student at the Department.

How long have you been a PhD student at the Department of Economics and Business?
I have been a PhD student for almost one and a half years.

What is your background?
During my undergraduate degree, I studied a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from CIIT Islamabad, Pakistan and after that I pursued a Master degree in Financial Mathematics from Uppsala university, Sweden.

What are your main areas of research?
My main areas of research are the valuation and risk management of pension contracts, especially variable annuities. And I am also interested in Target volatility options and hedging of these options. 

What is in your experience the biggest difference between being a PhD student and being a regular student?
The biggest difference between being a PhD student and being a regular student is the responsibility. You are solely responsible for your research, course work and duties. And being a PhD student, you get lots of opportunities to participate in various courses/conferences at different universities and meet new people within your area of research. 

Are you teaching any classes this semester, or what are you going to teach next semester?
I will be a teaching assistant in the next semester for the Mathematics 1 and Mathematical Economics 2. 

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or PhD courses in the near future?
I am planning to take the course Monte Carlo methods next semester.

Have you been abroad in connection with your PhD study (or where are you planning to go)?
I am planning to go Maastricht University at the start of next year. 

What do you do when you are not at work?
I like to go to the gym, running, cooking food and spending leisure time with my friends.

Supplementary question from Orimar Sauri: Are you happy, Hassan?
Hahaha, I always feel happy when I am with my friends (Orimar, Lorenzo, Andrea, Camilla) :).

Please give us your suggestion for the next department staff member to be presented:
Lorenzo Boldrini

What specific supplementary question would you like him or her to answer?
How was the last three days of your vacation after I left?

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