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Prior to joining the faculty of Baruch College, I was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and also an adjunct professor at the Courant Institute of the Mathematical Sciences, New York, where for many years I co-taught popular classes in the Masters Program of Mathematics in Finance.

Prior to 2005, I headed the Equity Quantitative Analytics groups at Merrill Lynch. Over my long career in the financial markets, I have been involved in all of the major derivative product areas as bookrunner, risk manager, and quantitative analyst.  I have a BSc in mathematics and natural philosophy from Glasgow University and a PhD in theoretical physics from Cambridge University.  

My current research focus is on volatility modeling and modeling equity market microstructure for algorithmic trading.  My best-selling book, The Volatility Surface: A Practitioner's Guide (Wiley 2006), is now one of the standard references on the subject of volatility modeling.

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