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I am professor of practice for the University of Minnesota financial mathematics program. I have previously served as a lecturer for the Carlson School of Management finance department for which I taught MBA Derivatives.


I am also an executive principal in the risk modeling group at the Options Clearing Corporatation in Chicago and an active member of SIAM. Please visit my LinkedIn profile for more background.

Contact Info

Office Hours

Fall '21-'22 term: Sundays at 7:00 PM by Zoom.


Quantitative Risk Management ('20-'21) ('19-'20) ('18-'19) ('17-'18) ('16-'17) ('15-'16)
Risk & Asset Allocation ('14-'15) ('13-'14) ('12-'13) ('11-'12) ('10-'11) ('09-'10)
Interest Rate Models ('09)
Portfolio Optimization ('08)
Data Analysis, Simulation, & Portfolio Optimization ('07-'08)


Copula Primer
Estimating the ARMA Model
Intensity and Recovery in Defaultable Bonds
Estimating The Market Price of Risk
Historical Simulation
CDO Correlation Primer
Equity Volatility and Credit Spreads under Perpetual Debt


Trends in Applied Mathematics Pertaining to the Finance Industry
Introduction to Interest Rate Models and Products
Filtered Dispersion
High Performance Computing in Finance
Addressing the potential non-robustness of sub-additive portfolio risk measures
Quant Topics for Options Clearing
Background on Stress Testing
Estimating The Market Price of Risk
Intensity Models for Default Risk
Financial Mathematics Topics
Measurement & Optimal Deployment of Active Risk
General Delta-Gamma VaR


Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
School of Mathematics
College of Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota

Last Modified Sunday February 12, 2023
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