Peter Paul Carr

Peter Paul Carr

Department Chair

Finance and Risk Engineering


Dr. Peter Carr is the Chair of the Finance and Risk Engineering Department at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He has headed various quant groups in the financial industry for the last twenty years. He also presently serves as a trustee for the National Museum of Mathematics and WorldQuant University. Prior to joining the financial industry, Dr. Carr was a finance professor for 8 years at Cornell University, after obtaining his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1989. He has over 85 publications in academic and industry-oriented journals and serves as an associate editor for 8 journals related to mathematical finance. He was selected as Quant of the Year by Risk Magazine in 2003 and Financial Engineer of the Year by IAQF/Sungard in 2010. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Carr was included in Institutional Investor's Tech 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential people in financial technology.


University of California, 1989

PhD, Finance

University of Toronto, 1983

MBA, Accounting/Finance

University of Toronto, 1981

BCom, Accounting/Economics


NYU Courant Institute

Director Masters MF Program

From: June 2003 to May 2016

Morgan Stanley

Global Head of Market Modeling

From: April 2010 to April 2016

Bloomberg LP

Head of Quantitative Financial Research

From: May 2003 to March 2010

Banc of America Securities


From: January 1999 to May 2001