ep 010: the pursuit of knowledge - Alexander lipton
By Nikita Fadeev • 07, Jul, 2020
Co-founder and CTO, SilaMoney
Alexander Lipton is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Sila, Partner at Numeraire Financial, Partner at Investimizer, Visiting Professor and Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. He sits on Boards of Directors of Sila and Zilliqa, and on Advisory Boards of several organizations, including Clearmatics, Endor, Katalysen, Sygnum, and UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
In 2016 he left Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served for ten years in various senior managerial roles including Quantitative Solutions Executive and Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group. Earlier, he held senior managerial positions at Citadel Investment Group, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alex held several prestigious professorial appointments at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before switching to finance, Alex was a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois and a Consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
In 2000 Alex was awarded the first ever Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. Alex published eight books and more than a hundred scientific papers. His most recent book “Financial Engineering - Selected Works of Alexander Lipton” was published in May of 2018. He is currently working on his next book (with Adrien Treccani) “Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Mathematics, Technology, and Economics” which will be published in the first half of 2020.