Positions and affiliations
Personal Statement: I joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Liverpool in September 2013 as an assistant professor (Lecturer in the UK system). Now I serve as the director of MSc program in financial mathematics and also as Head of Consultancy in the Department of Mathematics.I earned my first PhD in mathematical finance from the University of Montreal, working on the application of risk measures in finance. In 2013 I completed another PhD in economics at Concordia University, where I was awarded the Balvir Singh medal for outstanding achievements in my PhD thesis. I have the experience of teaching courses in economics as well as in mathematics. My background in two disciplines gives me the ability to model real world problems with mathematical tools. That is why my research interests cover different areas including insurance, re-insurance, asset pricing, agricultural insurance and game theory. I am the founder and chair of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics group in Iran (FINACT-IRAN). I was chairing FINACT-IRAN conference in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and also organised few other workshops for this group. I have been on the organizing committees of several events, including, , Quantitative Finance and Risk Analysis (2015, 2016) and Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (IME, 2015). Since September 2014 I have become a member of the advisory board of Agricultural Finance Review.