PhD Student on "Risk-Sharing under Joint Longevity and Interest-Rate Risk"
Hélène is a PhD candidate with Prof. Antoine Bommier at the Chair of Integrative Risk-Management and Economics at ETH Zürich. She holds a Master’s degree in Life Sciences from the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences and another one in Statistics and Economics from the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE), both obtained in 2010. She is a member of the French institute of Actuaries since 2010. She has worked in the insurance industry for four years before joining the Risk Center. She is interested in the management of longevity risk as well as financial risks in insurance, both from a quantitative and from an applied microeconomic perspective.
PhD Student on "Long-Term Model Risk in Energy Markets"
Xi is a PhD candidate with Prof. Martin Larsson at the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zürich. She holds a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics with major in financial mathematics and a Master’s degree in mathematics with major in stochastic analysis, both from the Technical University Berlin, Germany. She worked at Goldman Sachs in London for two years before joining the Risk Center.
PhD Student on "Co-voting Democracy - Benefits and Cyber-Risks"
Lara is a PhD student with Prof. David Basin at the Institute of Information Security at ETH Zurich. She received a Master's degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 2015. In her Master's thesis she proposed a model for formalizing and reasoning about erroneous human agents in security protocols. She is interested in formal methods for analyzing security protocols. At the moment, her focus is on formally modeling e-voting protocols.
During his double degree program in Engineering at the École Centrale Paris and in Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zürich, he worked part-time as a research assistant for Prof. Hans Gersbach. During this time, he chose to specialize in banking theory. After his graduation, he gained practical experience in banking by working six months at Deloitte AG in Zürich. He returned to the Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy, where he is now a PHD Candidate with Prof. Hans Gersbach.
Raphael is doing his PhD at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT). One of his project is Effect of Resource Endowments and Limited State Capacity on Political Conflict. Global and historical modelling and analysis of transport infrastructure and its effects.