International Conference on Mathematical Finance


Mark Flood

Finance Keynote Speaker
Mark D. Flood, Research Principal, United States Department of the Treasury

Mark D. Flood is a financial economist.  He did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he majored in finance (B.S., 1982), and German and economics (B.A., 1983). In 1990, he earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught finance and business at universities in the U.S. and Canada, and worked as a financial economist on issues of regulatory policy and risk management at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Federal Housing Finance Board, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. He was a founding member of the Committee to Establish a National Institute of Finance. He is currently a Research Principal at the Office of Financial Research in the U.S. Treasury. His research has appeared in a number of journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Annual Review of Financial Economics, Quantitative Finance, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the St. Louis Fed's Review.

Jon Simon

Mathematics Keynote Speaker
Jonathan Simon, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa

Jon Simon is a professor of mathematics, with research focusing on topology and its applications to the sciences. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.  Jon loves to teach, and has given courses, seminars and conference talks in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Greece, as well as many locations in the U.S. He lectured in two American Mathematical Society “Short Courses” at AMS/MAA(/SIAM) national meetings. He has served as Associate Chair of Mathematics and Chair of Computer Science, and was the Project Director for the Math Department’s NSF VIGRE grant. Jon is pleased to have solved a few math problems during his career, but says that his best accomplishment has been meeting and encouraging smarter people to solve the problems he couldn’t.  He looks forward to continuing to share ideas and questions. 

Larry Mielnicki

Robert T. Stevenson Jr./PNC Luncheon Co-Presenter
Larry Mielnicki, Executive Vice President, PNC

Larry Mielnicki is executive vice president focusing on retail model development at PNC. He has been developing and managing credit risk models in banks in the US and globally since 1994. Larry earned his Ph.D. in economics from Fordham University and an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York City. Prior to his career in banking, Larry was an adjunct professor of economics at the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University, and worked as an Economist in the telecommunications industry producing macroeconomic forecasts and analysis. When he's not practicing the art of model development, Larry's focus turns to the visual arts working as a glass blower.


Joseph DziwuraRobert T. Stevenson Jr./PNC Luncheon Co-Presenter
Joseph Dziwura, Head of Market Risk, TIAA-CREF

Joseph Dziwura serves as the Head of Market Risk at TIAA-CREF.  Prior
to joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Dziwura worked at the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York in the Research and Statistics Group in International Capital Markets, and in the Markets Group in Fixed Income and Foreign
Exchange and Financial Management for the System Open Market
Account.  His professional experiences includes working at the
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in the Foreign Exchange and International Treasury Division; the Fixed Income Research area at Deutsche Bank; and the Treasury Department at AT&T.  Previously Mr Dziwura was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Business at New York University Stern School of Business.  He holds
a Ph.D. in economics and has additional post-graduate work at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.