Izzet Kale is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems, and the Director of Applied DSP and VLSI Systems Research Group at the University of Westminster. He joined the staff of the University of Westminster in 1984 and he has been with them since. He has undertaken numerous next generation product oriented applied research and development projects/contracts for European, US and Japanese corporations, leading to a number of consumer electronic ICs/products. Professor Kale has co-authored and published over 250 refereed conference and Journal publications and holds 4 patents in the areas of Sigma-Delta and Efficient Communication Receiver Structures. He is the co-author of the books, "Oversampled Delta-Sigma Modulators: Analysis, Application and Novel Topologies", Kluwer Academic Publishers (2003), "DSP System Design: Complexity Reduced IIR Filter Implementation for Practical Applications", Kluwer Academic Publishers (2003) and “CMOS Single Chip Fast Frequency Hopping Synthesizers for Wireless Multi-Gigahertz Applications- Design Methodology, Analysis, and Implementation”, Kluwer Academic Publishers (2007).
Professor Şevket Pamuk is Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a leading economic historian of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East and modern Turkey. Pamuk graduated from Yale University and obtained his PhD. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has since taught at various universities in Turkey and the United States including Ankara, Pennsylvania, Villanova, Princeton, Michigan at Ann Arbor, Northwestern and beginning in 1994 at Bogaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul as Professor of Economics and Economic History. Şevket Pamuk was the President of the European Historical Economics Society, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association, a member of the Standing Committee on the Humanities of the European Science Foundation and is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Turkey. He serves on the Editorial Boards of various academic journals including European Review of Economic History and The Journal of Economic History.
Irem Tuna is a London Business School Term Associate Professor of Accounting at London Business School. She is the recipient of American Accounting Association’s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature award (2009), and the Geewax-Terker Prize for Investment Research (2005). She obtained her PhD from University of Michigan Business School (2003), and before joining London Business School in 2008, she was on the faculty of University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Dr Irem Tuna’s research interests are in corporate governance, firm valuation, earnings management, disclosure, accounting and contracting. She has published in leading Accounting journals including the Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Journal of Accounting Research. She is also on the editorial board of The Accounting Review, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, European Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research.
Dr. Basak is the Class of 2008 Term Chair Professor of Finance at London Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, and holds M.S. degrees in Financial Economics and Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Sc.(Eng) in Civil Engineering from University College London. He was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, was a visitor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and acted as a consultant to Goldman, Sachs & Co. Dr. Basak serves as an Associate Editor to Review of Finance and Mathematics and Financial Economics, and as a Research Fellow to the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He is the recipient of several awards including: the American Association of Individual Investors Award for the Best Paper on Investments, the Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory at Carnegie Mellon University, the Fulbright Scholarship, General Excellence Teaching and Best Teacher MiF Awards at London Business School, David Hauck Teaching Award at University of Pennsylvania, and Wharton Graduate and Undergraduate Divisions Excellence in Teaching Awards. His main research interests are in the areas of theoretical asset pricing, risk management, market imperfections, international finance and financial innovation.