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Two large research projects led by HEC professors have been awarded funding by the Qatar National Research Fund. Andrea Masini, Associate Professor and Sam Aflaki, Assistant Professor at HEC Paris, were awarded $993 000 by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for their research proposal: “Designing, Managing and Assessing Incentive Structures for Sustainable Energy Solutions”.The project focuses on energy efficiency initiatives and renewable energies sources. Using a combination of econometric analyses, analytical modelling and qualitative research methods it will study different sustainable energy solutions in different geographical and economic contexts, with an aim to provide recommendations as to the optimal incentive structure. Laoucine Kerbache is carrying out research in conjunction with Qatar University on Competitive Airline Revenue and Fare Pricing Optimization facing Customers’ Behavior.The project has been awarded $443,248, over 3 years. The proposed research addresses an airline revenue management problem. Qatar Airways has agreed to provide data for the project and expects practical benefits .Applications are numerous in business sectors such as retail, telecommunication, hotels, manufacturing, etc. The project was launched in October 2012 and will be carried out over 3 years. Between 6 and 8 new projects new are expected to be submitted by HEC Paris faculty to QNRF early 2013
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Record number of 17 HBKU-CSE students win QNRF’s prestigious GSRA scholarships

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is celebrating its most successful cycle of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) programme yet, with 17 students receiving a scholarship.
The programme, now in its seventh cycle, was launched to promote the most deserving students QNRF believe will go on to promote a world-class research culture in Qatar, and who will contribute to the nation’s research and development mission.

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