Prof. Cont holds the Chair of Mathematical Finance and is Head of the Mathematical and Computational Finance Group at the Mathematical Institute. He joined the Mathematical Institute in 2018 after previous positions at Imperial College London, Columbia University, Universite de Paris VI and Ecole Polytechnique (France).
His research focuses on probability theory, stochastic analysis and mathematical modelling in finance, in particular issues related to systemic risk, financial regulation and financial stability. He has served as scientific advisor to various financial institutions, central banks, regulatory bodies and international organisations.
He received the Louis Bachelier Prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2010 and was elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2017 for “contributions to stochastic analysis and mathematical modelling in finance”.
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