Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Excellence Award for Peter Hieber

Prof. Dr. Holger Drees, Dr. Peter Hieber, Prof. Dr. Markus Warg - (c) VFVH

The Hamburg Association for Insurance Science (VFVH) yearly awards outstanding and exceptional dissertations in insurance science. Nominations are possible if the doctoral thesis was handed in and defended at a German university within the preceding two years. Main selection criterion for a nomination is the scientific quality and originality. The ceremony of this year’s "excellence award" took place on October 8th 2014 in Hamburg. This occasion has established itself as a possibility for exchange between academics and practitioners in the field of insurance science. This year three dissertations were selected by the scientific committee: Dr. Peter Hieber (University of Ulm) for his thesis on the modeling and management of default risk – defended at TU Munich and supervised by Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherer, Dr. Richard Peter (LMU Munich) for his thesis on risk classification and reduction, and Dr. Oliver Urmann (University Hamburg) on quality differentiation in the insurance industry – a thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Marin Nell. The evening was moderated by Prof. Dr. Markus Warg – chairman of VFVH and member of the management board of Signal Iduna. He was impressed by the quality and creativity of the young scientists.




GAUSS-Prize for young researchers awarded to Peter Hieber

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn (TU Kaiserslautern), Dr. Peter Hieber (TU München), Dr. Florentin Rahe (Universität Ulm), Prof. Dr. Oskar Goecke (FH Köln), Prof. Dr. Angelika May (Universität Oldenburg), Prof. Dr. Alfred Müller (Universität Siegen) - © DAV / Michael Fahrig

Dr. Peter Hieber was awarded the GAUSS-prize for young researchers for his dissertation „First-exit times and their applications in default risk management“ (supervised by Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherer). The thesis deals with modeling and managing default risk in Finance and Insurance.

The GAUSS-Prize is awarded annually by the German Society of Financial/Insurance Mathematics (DGVFM) and the German Actuarial Association (DAV) and is endowed with EUR 2.000. Its aim is to promote and motivate young researchers in the field of Financial/ Insurance Mathematics to deal with unsolved questions in the field of Actuarial Science. Specifically desired are contributions that bridge the gap between scientific quality and practical relevance. The GAUSS-Prize 2013 was awarded on April 30h 2014 at the Scientific Day of DAV/DGVFM in Bonn.