Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Dr Surya Chelikani, Quinnipiac University, United States

Dr. Surya Chelikani is an accomplished educator and researcher in finance, specializing in corporate finance, asset pricing, and market microstructure. With a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, he serves as an Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University. His expertise extends to both academic and corporate realms, with prior experience in engineering and consultancy. Dr. Chelikani’s research investigates topics such as market integration and regulatory impacts on financial markets. Recognized for his teaching excellence, he has received prestigious awards and consistently high evaluations. 📚💼🏅

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Education

After completing a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University (India) in 1981, I pursued an M.B.A in General Management from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003. Building upon this foundation, I obtained my Ph.D. in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2010. 🎓 This educational journey reflects a diverse range of interests and expertise, blending technical skills with financial acumen. From engineering principles to the intricacies of financial markets, each step has contributed to a well-rounded perspective and a dedication to continuous learning and growth.

Experience

As an academic, I’ve dedicated years to teaching and shaping minds. Beginning as an Instructor at Oklahoma State University, I’ve covered various financial courses, earning commendable teaching evaluations. My journey progressed to Quinnipiac University, where I advanced from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Alongside academia, I’ve also ventured into the corporate realm. As a partner in multiple enterprises spanning cold welding, systems programming, and consultancy for cement plants, I’ve honed practical insights that complement my academic endeavors. Balancing academia with real-world experience has enriched my professional journey, ensuring a holistic approach to education. 📚💼

Awards

In the realm of academia, achievements often serve as milestones of dedication and excellence. Such is the case for Surya Chelikani, whose academic journey has been adorned with accolades. Notably,  clinched the coveted Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate award in Finance, an honor bestowed upon  in both 2006 and 2007—a feat unmatched by any other recipient. Securing a four-year assistantship from the Department of Finance further underscores [his/her/their] commitment and proficiency. [His/Her/Their] consistent presence on the President’s List throughout  MBA years reflects [his/her/their] unwavering academic prowess. Membership in esteemed societies like Delta Mu Delta and the Golden Key national honor society epitomizes scholarly excellence and distinction. 🎓

Research focus

S Chelikani’s research primarily focuses on financial economics, particularly in areas related to market efficiency, regulatory impacts, and financial contagion. Chelikani has explored the effects of regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Regulation Fair Disclosure on market integration and efficiency. Additionally, their work delves into the implications of financial crises, such as the 2008 financial crisis, on various financial sectors, including the Turkish financial sector and hedge funds. Their studies often employ quantitative methods like cointegration analysis to examine market dynamics and investor behavior.

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Publication top notes

Financial crisis and contagion: The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the Turkish financial sector

The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on market efficiency: evidence from mergers and acquisitions activity

GASB mandatory disclosure rules and municipal bond yield spreads

Implied volatility spread and stock mispricing

The Hedge Fund Industry’s Market Timing Ability and Role in Financial Contagion: Evidence from the Strategic Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis

The Effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure on Market Integration

Past stock returns and the MAX effect

Volatility feedback effect and risk-return tradeoff

The impact of insider ownership level on equity market timing decisions

State-dependent intertemporal risk-return tradeoff: Further evidence

Revisiting the ICAPM under the distortion of risk–return tradeoff in short‐horizon stock returns

Cointegration Analysis of the Effect of Decimalization on Market Equilibrium and Price Discovery

Frontier Hypothesis Award

Frontier Hypothesis Award

Introduction:

Welcome to the Frontier Hypothesis Award—a celebration of innovative thinking and daring hypotheses that drive scientific discovery and exploration to new frontiers.

About the Award:

The Frontier Hypothesis Award honors researchers who challenge conventional wisdom and propose novel hypotheses that have the potential to revolutionize their fields. This award highlights the importance of bold ideas in advancing human understanding and shaping the future of research.

Eligibility:

  • Age Limit: Open to researchers of all ages.
  • Qualification: Candidates should demonstrate a capacity for original thinking and hypothesis formulation.
  • Publications: Applicants may submit unpublished hypotheses or those supported by preliminary evidence.
  • Requirements: Nominees must adhere to submission guidelines and criteria outlined below.

Evaluation Criteria:

Submissions will be evaluated based on the novelty, significance, and potential impact of the proposed hypothesis. Additionally, feasibility, clarity of presentation, and potential for future research avenues may also be considered.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should include a clear and concise description of the hypothesis, along with any supporting evidence.
  • Nominees must adhere to the specified format and submission deadline.
  • Detailed guidelines are available on the official award website.

Recognition:

Recipients of the Frontier Hypothesis Award will receive recognition for their visionary thinking and potential to shape the future of their respective fields. This includes opportunities for collaboration, funding, and further exploration of their hypotheses.

Community Impact:

The award aims to inspire a culture of innovation and exploration within the research community. Recipients serve as ambassadors for bold thinking, encouraging others to push the boundaries of knowledge and pursue new frontiers in their own work.

Biography:

Applicants are encouraged to provide a brief biography highlighting their research interests, academic background, and previous contributions to their field. This contextualizes their submission and underscores their capacity for hypothesis generation.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Each submission must include a clear and compelling abstract summarizing the proposed hypothesis and its potential implications. Any supporting files, such as preliminary data or references, should be included to provide additional context and evidence for the hypothesis.

Quantitative Hypothesis Award

Quantitative Hypothesis Award

Introduction:

Welcome to the Quantitative Hypothesis Award, honoring individuals who excel in proposing and testing hypotheses using quantitative methods. This prestigious award celebrates the rigor, innovation, and impact of quantitative research in advancing knowledge across various domains.

Award Overview:

The Quantitative Hypothesis Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in formulating, testing, and validating hypotheses using quantitative techniques, contributing to the advancement of scientific inquiry and evidence-based decision-making.

Eligibility:

  • Open to researchers, scientists, and scholars utilizing quantitative methods in their work
  • No age limits apply
  • Qualification: Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative analysis and hypothesis testing
  • Publications: Evidence of quantitative research findings published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at academic conferences
  • Recurrements: Continued engagement in quantitative research and hypothesis-driven inquiry

Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Clarity and precision in formulating quantitative hypotheses
  2. Soundness and robustness of quantitative methodology used for hypothesis testing
  3. Rigor and validity of data analysis and interpretation
  4. Impact and significance of research findings on advancing knowledge or informing decision-making

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a detailed biography highlighting quantitative research expertise and achievements
  • Include an abstract summarizing the quantitative hypothesis, methodology, and key findings
  • Provide supporting files such as research papers, data sets, statistical analyses, and visualizations

Recognition:

Recipients of the Quantitative Hypothesis Award will receive:

  • A prestigious award certificate
  • Recognition at a prominent scientific conference or symposium
  • Opportunities for collaboration and networking with quantitative researchers and practitioners

Community Impact:

Winners of the award are expected to inspire and promote excellence in quantitative research, fostering a culture of data-driven inquiry and evidence-based decision-making within their respective communities and beyond.

Biography:

A comprehensive biography outlining the candidate's quantitative research background, expertise, and contributions to the field is required.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Candidates must submit an abstract summarizing their quantitative hypothesis, methodology, and key findings, along with supporting files such as research papers, data sets, statistical analyses, and visualizations to demonstrate the rigor and impact of their work.