Thank you for visiting my web pageI'm currently the Kenneth Black Jr. Chair and Bruce A. Palmer Professor at the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta.  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 decided to move to Georgia State University in August 2004. 

My research interests broadly lie in the areas of financial economics, insurance economics, mathematical finance, microeconomics and industrial organization. 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 served on the Promotion and Tenure Committee of the Robinson College of Business from May 2014-May 2017.