Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago since 1982. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Niels taught at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from MIT. Professor Nygaard was the Director of the Financial Mathematics Program since its inception in 1996 until April 2010. Besides his interest in Financial Mathematics he has done research in Arithmetic, Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory.
Prof. Nygaard is the Founding Director of the Financial Mathematics program at the Unviersity of Chicago.