Dr. Anatoly (Alec) Schmidt is an Adjunct Professor at the Finance Risk and Engineering Department of the NYU Tandon School and at the Financial Engineering Department of the Business School of Stevens Institute of Technology. He was also a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University and Moscow Financial Academy. Alec holds a Ph.D. in Physics and has worked in the financial industry since 1997, most recently as Lead Research Scientist at Kensho Technologies, a market data analytics company. Alec published two books, “Quantitative Finance for Physicists: An Introduction” (Elsevier, 2004) and “Financial Markets and Trading: Introduction to Market Microstructure and Trading Strategies” (Wiley, 2011), and multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals on agent-based modeling of financial markets, portfolio management, and trading strategies. His new book “Modern Equity Investing Strategies” will be published by World Scientific in the fall of 2021.