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Assistant Professor Maymin Presents at TEDxNSIT

Phil Maymin, Polytechnic Institute of NYU assistant professor of finance and risk engineering presented “The Nature of Genius, Trading, and Hindsight” via webcast at TEDxNSIT, a TEDx conference held at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in New...

Professor Taleb to Debate Social Sciences' 'Hardest Problems'

Nassim N. Taleb, Polytechnic Institute of NYU distinguished professor of risk engineering, will join a multidisciplinary panel of experts on Saturday, April 10 at Harvard University to debate and prioritize the world’s hardest unsolved problems in...

BlackRock's Chief Risk Officer: 'The Market May Not Learn'

Dr. Bennett W. Golub, vice-chairman and co-founder of BlackRock, a three trillion dollar asset management firm, shared hard-earned wisdom and general principles drawn from his role as the chief risk officer of BlackRock at a guest lecture for...

Listen to the Numbers: research shows connection between stock market and pop music

The top left chart shows the movement of the S&P 500 for a rolling one year period. The bottom two charts show the time series and histogram of daily returns for the period — the more vertical lines there are on the bottom left chart, the...

Professor Tapiero launches Risk and Decision Analysis journal

Charles S. Tapiero, Distinguished Professor of Financial Engineering and Management of Technology; Morton L. Topfer Endowed Chair During the unfolding U.S. and global financial crisis, “risk” has become a four-letter word, often accompanied by...

'Hottest thinker in the world' joins faculty

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering According to The London Times, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s new distinguished professor of risk engineering, is “the hottest thinker in the world.”“When...