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Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering, NYU School of Engineering. Chief Data Scientist, Vantage Sports

Dr. Philip Z. Maymin is Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering at the NYU School of Engineering. He is also the founding managing editor of Algorithmic Finance and the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sports Analytics. He has also been an analytics consultant with several NBA teams and is the Chief Data Scientist for Vantage Sports.He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago, a Master's in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Harvard University. He also holds a J.D. and is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in California.

He has been a portfolio manager at Long-Term Capital Management, Ellington Management Group, and his own hedge fund, Maymin Capital Management. He has also been a policy scholar for a free market think tank, a Justice of the Peace, a Congressional candidate, and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of two dozen academic papers, five books of collected essays, and one textbook on financial derivatives valuation and hedging.


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