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Thank you for visiting my web pageI'm currently the Bruce A. Palmer Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta.  I hold a primary appointment in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance and a secondary appointment in the Department of Finance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.  I have a B. Tech. degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (formerly, Bombay), a Master's in Physics from Stony Brook University and a PhD from the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. After obtaining my PhD, I spent almost 4 years as a quantitative research associate at Susquehanna International Group in Bala Cynwyd, PA. In August 2001, I joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor of Finance, and then moved to Georgia State University in August 2004. 

My research interests broadly lie in the areas of financial economics, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, mathematical finance and applied probability. I am a current member of the Finance Theory Group.

I teach courses on Interest Rate Models and Quantitative Financial Risk Models in our Master's program in Mathematical Risk Management, and a PhD course on Game Theory and Mechanism Design in our PhD program.
In the past, I have taught  undergraduate and graduate courses on Derivative Securities, a Master's course on Financial Risk Management and PhD courses on Stochastic Processes and Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory.  I have also taught a PhD course on Corporate Finance Theory at the Indian School of Business. I was the Director of the Department's PhD program from May 2007-May 2013. I'm currently serving on the Promotion and Tenure Committee of the Robinson College of Business.