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Sikandar Samar

Quantitative Strategist,
Portfolio Strategy & Program Trading,
Credit Suisse

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2006
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
B.E., National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, 2001

Tel: (609) 356-0142                                                  Ph.D. Advisors:
sikandar AT gmail DOT com                                      Stephen P. Boyd (Electrical Engineering@Stanford)
www.samars.net/sikandar/                                          Dimitry Gorinevsky (NASA/Stanford)

I received a Ph.D. from Stanford University with a major in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a minor in Electrical Engineering. I was part of the Convex Optimization Group in the Information Systems Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering Department.

I am currently doing collaborative research with Professors Stephen P. Boyd, Dimitry Gorinevsky, and Seung Jean Kim on applications of convex optimization in portfolio construction, risk management, and systematic trading.

Research                Resume                Personal

Sikandar Samar (sikandar@gmail.com) / October 2008.