Fall 2016


Functional Analysis

Topics include the Hahn-Banach theorems, the Baire Category theorem and its consequences, duality in Banach spaces, locally convex spaces, additional topics.

Stochastic Processes and Stochastic Calculus I

An introduction to the Ito stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations through a development of continuous-time martingales and Markov processes. (1st of two courses in sequence)

The Practice of Quantitative and Computational Finance

Case studies, visiting lecturers from financial institutions, student group projects of an advanced nature, and student reports, all centered around quantitative and computational finance. Crosslisted with ISYE and MGT 6785.

Reliability Theory

Reliability systems and related distributions, failure rate functions and nonparametric classes, accelerated life testing, dependent failure analysis, statistical inference of reliability data. (Also listed as ISyE 6781)

Design and Implementation of Systems to Support Computational Finance

Introduction to large scale-system design to support computational finance for options, stocks, or other instruments.

Stochastic Processes I

Discrete time Markov chains, Poisson processes and renewal processes. Transient and limiting behavior. Average cost and utility measures of systems. Algorithm for computing performance measures. Modeling of inventories, and flows in manufacturing and computer networks. (Also listed as ISyE 6761)

Stochastic Processes in Finance I

Mathematical modeling of financial markets, derivative securities pricing, and portfolio optimization. Concepts from probability and mathematics are introduced as needed. Crosslisted with ISYE 6759.

Modeling and Dynamics

Mathematical methods for solving problems in the life sciences. Models-based course on basic facts from the theory of ordinary differential equations and numerical methods of their solution. Introduction to the control theory, diffusion theory, maximization, minimization and curve fitting.

Math Methods of Applied Sciences I

Review of linear algebra and ordinary differential equations, brief introduction to functions of a complex variable.

Numerical Linear Algebra

Introduction to the numerical solution of the classic problems of linear algebra including linear systems, least squares, SVD, eigenvalue problems. Crosslisted with CSE 6643.


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