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

Visionary Research Award

Visionary Research Award

Introduction:

Welcome to the Visionary Research Award—an esteemed honor that celebrates researchers who push the boundaries of knowledge and inspire future innovation with their visionary approach to research.

About the Award:

The Visionary Research Award acknowledges scholars who exhibit exceptional foresight and creativity in addressing complex challenges and shaping the future of their fields through groundbreaking research and innovative thinking.

Eligibility:

  • Age Limit: Open to researchers of all ages.
  • Qualification: Candidates must demonstrate a capacity for original thinking and innovative research.
  • Publications: Applicants should have a record of publications that reflect their visionary approach and impact on their field.
  • Requirements: Nominees must meet all submission criteria outlined in the guidelines.

Evaluation Criteria:

Submissions will be evaluated based on the originality, significance, and potential impact of the candidate's research. Additionally, visionary thinking, innovation, and potential for future advancements may also be considered.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should include a detailed biography, list of publications, and a summary of the candidate's visionary research contributions.
  • Nominees must adhere to the specified format and submission deadline.
  • Detailed guidelines are available on the official award website.

Recognition:

Recipients of the Visionary Research Award will receive recognition for their forward-looking approach and potential to shape the future of their respective fields. This includes opportunities for collaboration, funding, and further exploration of their visionary ideas.

Community Impact:

The award aims to inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration within the research community. Recipients serve as role models, inspiring others to think boldly and pursue visionary research initiatives that have a positive impact on society.

Biography:

Applicants are encouraged to provide a comprehensive biography highlighting their academic background, research interests, and notable achievements. This contextualizes their submission and underscores their capacity for visionary thinking.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Each submission must include a clear and compelling abstract summarizing the candidate's key research contributions and their visionary potential. Any supporting files, such as publications, patents, or other relevant documents, should be included to provide further evidence of the candidate's impact.

Excellence in Research Award

Excellence in Research Award

Introduction:

Welcome to the Excellence in Research Award, celebrating outstanding contributions in the realm of academic inquiry and discovery. This prestigious accolade recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation, and impact in their respective fields of research.

Award Overview:

The Excellence in Research Award honors individuals across various disciplines for their exemplary achievements in advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and making significant contributions to their fields through groundbreaking research endeavors.

Eligibility:

  • Open to researchers of all ages and backgrounds
  • No age limits apply
  • Qualification: Demonstrated excellence in research
  • Publications: Significant contributions to scholarly literature
  • Recurrements: Continuous commitment to advancing knowledge and innovation

Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality and significance of research contributions
  2. Innovation and creativity in research methodology
  3. Impact and influence on the field
  4. Consistency and sustainability of research efforts

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a comprehensive biography highlighting research achievements
  • Include an abstract summarizing key contributions
  • Provide supporting files such as publications, patents, or technical reports

Recognition:

Recipients of the Excellence in Research Award will receive:

  • A prestigious award certificate
  • Recognition at a formal ceremony or conference
  • Publicity through various media channels

Community Impact:

Winners of the award are expected to serve as role models and mentors within their research communities, inspiring future generations of scholars and fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

Biography:

A detailed biography outlining the candidate's academic background, research interests, notable achievements, and contributions to the field is required.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Candidates must submit an abstract summarizing their research accomplishments along with supporting files such as publications, patents, or technical reports to substantiate their contributions.