Ciamac C. Moallemi is an Associate Professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, where he has been since 2007. He received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996). He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, with distinction (1997). He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University (2007). Prior to his doctoral studies, he developed quantitative methods in a number of entrepreneurial ventures: as a partner in a $200 million fixed-income arbitrage hedge fund, as the director of scientific computing at an early-stage drug discovery start-up , and as the founder of a computer security software start-up. Professor Moallemi is an associate editor of Operations Research. He is a member of the IEEE and of INFORMS. He is the recipient of a British Marshall Scholarship (1996) and a Benchmark Stanford Graduate Fellowship (2003). His research interests are in the area of the optimization and control of large-scale stochastic systems, with an emphasis on applications in financial engineering.