Mathematics; Quantitative Portfolio Analysis; Statistics and Predictive Analytics
Michael started his education by studying theatre and film. Michael then discovered he was interested in the history of science, systems theory, and the brain. He distinctly remembers the moment he decided that mathematics would change and enlighten his life, while reading the book "Brains, Machines and Mathematics" by Michael A. Arbib. Michael's curiosity and passion to learn inspired him to pursue his extensive education of mathematics. After obtaining his PhD, Michael worked in the labs of two Nobel laureates at Rockefeller University, researching computational neuroscience and computational biology. His studies of complexity theory led him to move from academia to Wall Street, where he worked as a quantitative strategist until the crisis of 2008. At Credit Suisse, Michael works in "People Analytics", building predictive models to better understand the human capital portfolio. Michael is frequently asked to speak at conferences as an expert in this area, most recently in Singapore and London. Michael has also authored and published a book of poems, "The Rise And Fall Of The Mind", and has written two Off-Broadway musicals.