R. L. Shankar, PhD, assistant professor of banking and finance, joined Weatherhead School of Management in 2018. He earned his PhD in Finance from EdHEC and his MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.
He teaches graduate-level courses on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Quantitative Modeling, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. Over the last 10 years, he also has established himself as a successful knowledge partner for leading enterprises. To date, he has trained over a thousand executives; his clientele includes Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays, World Bank, IHS Markit and other leading businesses.
Shankar has received several prestigious research grants, including the inaugural grant for capital markets instituted by New York University and National Stock Exchange of India. A highly articulate speaker with a passion for knowledge dissemination, Dr. Shankar has been both a keynote and an invited speaker at several leading international seminars and conferences. In his well-received TEDx talk on Algorithmic Trading, Shankar vividly explained how algorithms have taken over trading in international finance markets.
In its citation for the "40-under-40 inspiring educators" award, a newspaper in India referred to Shankar as "The Professional Simplifier" due to his talent for keeping lessons simple, straightforward and engaging.
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