Marcin Pitera holds a PhD degree in Mathematics and MSc degree in Finance. He is an Assistant Professor in Department of Financial Mathematics at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University. His research interests are centred around Financial Mathematics, Stochastic Control, and Statistics. This includes risk sensitive control, dynamic risk and performance measurement, Markov decision processes, and dependence modelling. Dr Marcin Pitera has also a professional experience in Quantitative Finance with focus on Traded Risk and general Model Validation.