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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Professor in the Department of Statistics at Mandela University, Prof Igor Litvine, and his PhD student, Farai Mlambo were awarded the Best Paper prize at the recent ESM Conference in Spain.

The ESM (European Simulation and Modelling) conferences are held annually, hosted by different universities and organised by EUROSIS - The European Multidisciplinary Society for Modelling and Simulation Technology.  Proceedings of the conferences always attract subsidy.

This year, staff and students of the Statistics department submitted three papers. 

Co-author of the paper entitled “Wavelot Theory: for Economics and Financial Cycles” Farai, is now working as a lecturer at Wits University. 

The conference attracts strong researchers from Europe and worldwide. All submissions are peer-reviewed with reviewers giving scores to the papers and the paper with highest score is awarded the "Best Paper Prize".  Presentations at the conference are also evaluated by the audience.

Contact information
Prof Igor Litvine
Tel: +27 41 5042730