George Calhoun, Ph.D., Executive in Residence & Program Director, Quantitative Finance
Dr. Calhoun has spent 25 years in the high-tech segment of the wireless communications industry. He is a co-founder of InterDigital Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: IDCC), where he was involved for twelve years in the pioneering development of digital cellular technology, including the first systems based on TDMA technology (the architecture underlying approximately 80% of today's cellular networks). InterDigital currently carries a market capitalization of more than $1.5 billion. Subsequently, he was Vice-Chairman of Geotek Communications, and was Chairman of the company's engineering joint venture with the Rafael Armament Development Authority, a branch of the Government of Israel, based in Haifa, to develop a spread spectrum frequency-hopping radio system for fleet radio communications. Most recently, Dr. Calhoun was the Chairman and CEO of Illinois Superconductor Corporation (AMEX: ISO), a public company focused on the application of high-temperature superconducting materials and advanced signal processing techniques to the suppression of interference in wireless networks.
Khaldoun Khashanah, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor & Program Director, Financial Engineering
Dr. Khaldoun Khashanah is the Director Financial Engineering (FE) and a Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology and Co-Director of Stevens’ MBA in Financial Engineering Program. He initiated the program jointly with the Howe School of Management at Stevens in 2004. Dr. Khashanah joined Stevens in 1994 and started the FE program at Stevens in 2002. He holds a 1994 PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, in the field of Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling of mixed media. He holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, University of Cincinnati, in Complex Variables. Dr. Khashanah received two undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1987.
Dr. Khashanah’s research interests and publications include underwater acoustics, elastic and porous-elastic media, linear and nonlinear Biot Theory; inverse problems of parameter identification; ill-posed problems of mathematical physics; image processing, information theory, optimization, high-frequency financial modeling and modeling of complex phenomena. More recently his efforts are dedicated to research on systemic risk, the Science of Complex Adaptive Systems, Systems of Systems and Complexity Theory as they pertain to physical, financial and social sciences and System characteristics theory. Dr Khashanah is a member of the Committee to Establish the National Institute of Finance and the New York Society of Security Analysts.
German Creamer, Ph.D.,Associate Professor
Dr. German Creamer is an Associate Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises and in the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Creamer has been a senior manager in the Risk, Information and Banking Division in American Express where he worked in the enterprise-wide risk management and the information management groups. He has taught at Columbia University, Tulane University, and in several leading Latin American business schools. Professor Creamer has been the manager of planning and economic studies at Banco del Pacifico (Ecuador), program officer for the United Nations Development Programme, and economic advisor to the president of Ecuador, and to the government of Equatorial Guinea. He has also consulted for several hedge funds and international organizations such as United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, and US Agency for International Development. Dr. Creamer has a PhD in Computer Science (specialized on computational finance), a MSc in Financial Engineering, both from Columbia University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He has published several books and articles, and presented several papers in major conferences in his area of specialization. Professor Creamer is also a CFA charter holder. His current area of research is on algorithmic trading, risk management, financial information systems and data mining/machine learning applications to finance.