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New Elective Course for Fall 2018 – “Counterparty Credit: Valuation and Adjustments, Capital, and Funding”

I am very excited to announce the new full-semester elective course “Counterparty Credit: Valuation and Adjustments, Capital, and Funding” (MATH-GA 2805.001) that will be taught by Leif Andersen on Wednesdays 7:10pm-9pm, starting in September 2018. There is high demand in the financial industry for quants equipped with the knowledge of…

Oksana Kitaychik, Kaili Li, and Yucheng Wang Elected to the Program Director’s List

I am delighted to announce that the recipients of the Program Director’s List for fall 2017 are Oksana Kitaychik, Kaili (Kelly) Li, and Yucheng (Joseph) Wang. In the classroom and beyond, they have consistently demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, great program citizenship, and high degree of professionalism. Oksana Kitaychik…

Adjunct Professor Alex Lipton’s Article in the Scientific American

Read the article here.

Our Industry Adviser Leif Andersen Receives Quant of the Year 2018 Award

We are thrilled to announce that Leif Andersen, BAML and Industry Adviser to our program, was one of the three recipients of Risk’s Quant of the Year 2018 award.  Together with Michael Pykhtin (Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC) and Alexander Sokol (CEO of CompatibL), they created a model…

Aaron Brown Interviewed by Bloomberg TV

Aaron Brown, adjunt professor in our program, talks about bitcoin and the debut of bitcoin futures on Bloomberg TV. See the interview here.

New Paper: “On the Bayesian interpretation of Black–Litterman” by Petter Kolm and Gordon Ritter

Petter Kolm and Gordon Ritter published a paper on a very general Black-Litterman model. They clarify the duality between Black-Litterman optimization and Bayesian regression. They show that this generalization is itself a special case of a Bayesian network or graphical model. As an example, they provide a full detailed treatment…

Fabio Mercurio Interviewed About Models and Interest Rates

This is a unique interview on interest rates and models with Professor Fabio Mercurio.

Xinyu (Susan) Fan Elected to the Program Director’s List

I am delighted to announce that the recipient of the Program Director’s List for the spring 2017 is Xinyu (Susan) Fan. After completing her B.S. in Finance, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Susan joined the program in September 2016. Susan has excelled both academically…

New Paper: “Financial Sentiment Analysis Using Machine Learning Techniques” by Sarkis Again and Petter Kolm

Sarkis Again and Petter Kolm published a paper on machine learning techniques for financial sentiment analysis. You can read more here.

Flavien Bellocq Elected to the Program Director’s List

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Program Director’s List for the fall 2016 is Flavien Bellocq. Flavien joined the program in September 2016 after completing his B.S. in Statistics and his M.S. in Data Science & Machine Learning at ENSAE ParisTech in France. During…