Alexander Lipton

Alexander Lipton is Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer of Sila, President of Numeraire Financial, Visiting Professor and Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. Alex is a board member of Sila and an advisory board member of several fintech companies worldwide. In 2006–2016, Alex was Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group and Quantitative Solutions Executive at Bank of America. Earlier, he was a senior manager at Citadel, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. At the same time, Alex held visiting professorships at EPFL, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before becoming a banker, Alex was a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois and a Consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1984 Alex received the Best Young Geophysicist Award from the Soviet Academy of Sciences. In 2000 he was awarded the Inaugural Quant of the Year Award and in 2021 the Buy-side Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. Alex authored/edited eleven books and more than a hundred scientific papers on thermonuclear physics, astrophysics, applied mathematics, financial engineering, and distributed ledgers. Currently, Alex serves as an Associate Editor of several journals covering Quantitative Finance. He frequently gives keynote presentations at Quantitative Finance and FinTech conferences and forums worldwide. Alex published several general interest articles in such publications as Scientific American, Barron’s, the Hill, and others. In addition, he is an avid collector and researcher of military optics

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