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Mathematician Explains Work of 'Quants' at ODU Conference

Mathematician Explains Work of 'Quants' at ODU Conference

Paul Staneski, an Old Dominion University alumnus who works with Credit Suisse Securities, gave math faculty members, students and visiting professionals a presentation on quantitative finance Saturday, April 10, at the annual SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Conference on the ODU campus.

Staneski, who holds master's and doctoral degrees in computational and applied mathematics from ODU, is Credit Suisse's global head of derivatives solutions and training. With Staneski (third from left) in the photo are ODU mathematics faculty members John Adam and Rao Chaganty, as well as Michael Weiss (far right), a former U.S. Department of Agriculture economist. Adam and Weiss also spoke at the conference.

While explaining how he became a "quant," Staneski noted mentoring by ODU faculty members Ram Dahiya (emeritus), John Tweed, Gordon Melrose, Bruce Rubin, Chaganty and Adam.

The conference was sponsored by the SIAM Student Chapter at ODU, the Southeastern Atlantic Section of SIAM and the ODU Alumni Association.

Manasi Sheth, a graduate teaching assistant in the ODU Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the president of the SIAM Student Chapter, said the conference attracted registrants from universities and businesses in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

This highlight was posted on: April 12, 2010

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