Alexander Lipton

Alexander Lipton is global head, research & development at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, professor of practice at Khalifa University, visiting professor and Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Connection Science Fellow at MIT, and advisory board member at ADIA Lab. Alex is a co-founder of Sila, a company providing digital wallet & ACH payment services, and an advisory board member at several fintech companies worldwide. From 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. In addition, Alex held visiting professorships at EPFL, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before becoming a quant, Alex was a full professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois and a consultant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1984 Alex received the Best Young Geophysicist Award from the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Risk Magazine awarded him the Inaugural Quant of the Year Award in 2000 and the Buy-side Quant of the Year Award in 2021. Alex authored/edited twelve books and over a hundred scientific papers on nuclear fusion, astrophysics, applied mathematics, financial engineering, and distributed ledgers. Currently, Alex is an associate editor of several journals covering quantitative finance. He frequently gives keynote presentations on quantitative finance and FinTech at 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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