FACULTY

The faculty is drawn from top-notch Quant Finance practitioners who have worked with some of the top global investment banks and largest global financial institutions and researchers in the field of Quantitative Finance, so that they bring the global industry best practices and technologies to the academic community in India. They bring with them extensive practical hands-on implementation experience from the industry. This is an immense advantage that students get to learn from some of the best practitioners both the theories and more importantly their practical applications in financial engineering jobs.

  • Rajat Bhatia
    Dean, School of Financial Engineering

    Dean Rajat Bhatia has a combined experience of nearly 30 years in the global financial markets. He has worked in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Dubai and India in a wide range of areas which include Derivatives Structuring & Trading, Capital Markets, Alternative Investments, Equity Markets, Fixed Income, Commodity Markets Currencies, Investment Banking, M&A, Strategy Consulting and Academia.

    Rajat is an alumnus of Columbia University, New York, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He is the Founder & CEO of Neural Capital and has worked for Citibank Global Asset Management, London, Lehman Brothers, London, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Hong Kong, Booz.Allen & Hamilton, Sydney, Citicorp Investment Bank, India, Williams Energy in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Financial Engineering, Florida.

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  • Abhijit Biswas
    Chairman & Co-Founder, School of Financial Engineering

    Abhijit Biswas is a pioneer in India in the field of Financial Risk Management and Financial Engineering. As a Quant professional, he has created numerous breakthroughs in Risk Modelling technology in India, having co-developed India's first advanced Risk Models for the Equity and Fixed Income markets. He has more than 18 years of experience in research and development and is the co-founder of one of India's first software companies that caters to major global financial institutions. He is the founding Director of Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance, and also vice-president and head of financial technologies at HPC Links.

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  • Dr. Amit Ram
    Adjunct Professor, School of Financial Engineering

    Dr. Amit Ram, is a Ph.D. (Statistical Physics and Computational Methods) from Stanford University (USA) and B. Tech. (Engineering Physics) from IIT (Bombay). He is currently Vice President, Quantitative Risk with a leading global investment bank. He has extensive experience working in financial industry on valuation and risk management of financial derivatives, encompassing fixed income, credit and hybrid equity derivatives. He has experience in mentoring quantitative analysts, desk traders and programmers and was previously an Analyst (Manager) at Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore). Prior to that, he worked as Associate, Quantitative Risk Analytics, Lehman Brothers (New York), a Consulting Associate, Fixed Income Strategy research with J P Morgan Chase (New York) and taught undergraduate and graduate classes at Stanford University, Department of Physics.

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  • Dr. Debashish Guha
    Adjunct Professor, School of Financial Engineering

    Dr. Debashis Guha, has over 25 years of global experience working and teaching as a quantitative finance professional and economist. Having completed his Ph.D. (Operations Research) from Columbia University (New York, USA), his work experience and expertise spans research and development in quantitative finance, quantitative trading strategy, multi-asset portfolio management for hedge fund, portfolio construction, econometrics, algorithm development to name a few. One of the first to introduce quantitative global macro trading based on leading indicators, he also developed macro themes and new risk management framework for a 250 MM USD hedge fund. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Big Sky Quantitative Research Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, and has been a bigwig for many international organisations. His academic career involves spells at University of Texas at Dallas, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business and Administrative Staff College of India.

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  • Kalyan Roy
    Adjunct Professor, School of Financial Engineering

    Kalyan Roy is a M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata) and B. Stat. (Hons.) from Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata). He was also a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics and a Statistical Consultant at Indiana University (USA). He is a vastly experienced quantitative finance professional having a career in the industry spanning over sixteen years where he has played Quantitative Analyst roles at various organizations. He has worked as Statistical Analyst with CITIBANK (Chicago, USA), as Statistical Analyst with BANK ONE (Delaware, USA), as Statistical Modeler with IMS America (Pennsylvania, USA), as Statistical Consultant with Indiana University (USA). He has also worked as a Quantitative Analyst with Deep Value Technology, specializing in high-performance algorithmic trading strategy and held various positions at globally reputed organizations.

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  • Vishal Bhatia
    Adjunct Professor, School of Financial Engineering

    Vishal Bhatia is an alumnus of the London School of Economics where he earned a Masters degree in Accounting & Finance. He also earned a B.A. with Honors in Economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He was the recipient of the Williams-Dynegy Scholarship for pursuing a Masters in Quantitative Financial Economics at the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He was also awarded the Royal Dutch Government Scholarship for studying at the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Snehal Soni
    Adjunct Professor, School of Financial Engineering

    Snehal Soni has more than 18 years of experience in Financial markets, covering Business development, Sales & Marketing, Research (Derivative), Dealing, Trading, Back-Office, Compliance, IT, OMS, Trading Analytics (including data visualization) and Risk Management. Major part of his career has been in Funds Management, Research on arbitrage based strategies (Equity & Derivative) where he played the role of idea generation, back-testing and putting in place the necessary ecosystem (Exchange & board approvals, training & IT etc.) for its execution.

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  • Ritesh Chandra
    Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Financial Engineering

    Ritesh Chandra, CFA (Level 3 Pass), MBA from IIM Calcutta and B Tech from IIT Kanpur. He is currently working as a Senior Vice President - Corporate Banking Risk, in a large Private Sector Bank. He has more than 11 years of experience and has worked in India, China & Canada in a variety of roles.

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