Prof. Cont holds the Chair of Mathematical Finance at the Mathematical Institute and is Head of the Oxford Mathematical and Computational Finance Group.
He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Director of the Oxford Martin School Programme on Systemic Resilience.
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 the Royal Society Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research in 2017 for his research on systemic risk.
He was elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2017 for “contributions to stochastic analysis and mathematical modelling in finance”.
For more information see https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/rama.cont