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Dr Diana Roman
Senior Lecturer


Dr Diana Roman is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. Her research is in the area of decision making under uncertainty and risk, tackled through the paradigm of stochastic optimisation. This means that the parameters involved in optimisation are not known with certainty, but described by statistical distributions and approximated by discrete distributions, given by possible realisations, called “scenarios”. Optimisation and simulation techniques can be applied to a variety of fields. A major application is financial portfolio optimisation. Key research sub-areas are: risk modelling and minimisation, modelling randomness in asset prices, hedging against downside risk and extreme loss, cash flow matching of assev values and liabilities, finding computational solutions for the resulting optimisation models.


Dr Roman is a leader for level two modules and for level one project groups. She is a supervisor for final year projects and also for research students. Dr Roman is part of the Admissions team in the Department of Mathematics.

Newest selected publications

Roman, D., Maasar, M. and Date, P. (2020) 'Risk Minimisation Using Options and Risky Assets'. Operational Research: An International Journal, 22 (1). pp. 485 - 506. ISSN: 1109-2858 Open Access Link

Journal article

Alwohaibi, M. and Roman, D. (2018) 'ALM models based on second order stochastic dominance'. Computational Management Science, 15 (2). pp. 187 - 211. ISSN: 1619-697X Open Access Link

Journal article

Roman, D., Arbex Valle, C. and Mitra, G. (2017) 'Novel Approaches for Portfolio Construction using Second Order Stochastic Dominance'. Computational Management Science, 14 (2). pp. 257 - 280. ISSN: 1619-697X Open Access Link

Journal article

Maasar, MA., Roman, D. and Date, P. (2016) 'Portfolio optimisation using risky assets with options as derivative insurance'. OpenAccess Series in Informatics. pp. 9.1 - 9.17. ISSN: 2190-6807 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Hussin, SAS., Mitra, G. and Roman, D. (2015) 'An asset and liability management (ALM) model using integrated chance constraints'.INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTITATIVE SCIENCES AND ITS APPLICATIONS (ICOQSIA 2014): Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and Its Applications. Kedah, MALAYSIA. 17 - 14 August. AIP Publishing LLC. pp. 558 - 565. ISSN: 0094-243X Open Access Link

Conference paper
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