Industry PhD Scholarship in Derivatives Trading Analysis

La Trobe University

A doctoral scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research with a view of developing an open standard for the wholesale exchange traded derivatives market. This Industry PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Derivatives.com.au (DCA), will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in computer science, information technology, information systems, and related fields in engineering. The aim of this research project is to develop an open standard to help the derivatives trading industry and regulators across various jurisdictions streamline the derivatives trading and compliance processes. This open standard will include an information transmission protocol that enables traders, brokers and regulators to monitor and analyse its data traffic in real time. The PhD candidate undertaking the research will be required to understand the current practice through on-site training, research into potential solutions, and specify requirements. Based on the findings, the PhD candidate will design and develop an industry standard, and build an experimental system to verify and evaluate the proposed standard and compliance process. The research will be based at DCA in Sydney, Australia and the candidate will engage in frequent meetings with their supervisors and other staff members at La Trobe. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.
Eligibility: Essential: - First class honours degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology and/or electrical engineering - International applicants: Meet the English language entry requirements at La Trobe University Desirable: - Understanding of the current industry practice in wholesale derivatives training - Knowledge of computer networks, data communication and cybersecurity
Application closing date: Open until filled
Support Type: Scholarship,
Gender: Co-Ed
Frequency of Offer: Once Only
Location of Study: Melbourne Metropolitan,
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