Yuri Balasanov is a lecturer at the University of Chicago since 1997. He teaches at Graduate Program on Financial Mathematics (MSFM) and Graduate Program on Analytics (MScA). Dr. Balasanov teaches courses on linear and nonlinear statistical analysis, machine learning, Bayesian methods, artificial intelligence, robotics, fixed income derivatives, mathematical market microstructure.
He is also founder and President of Research Software International, Inc. since 1991 and iLykei Teaching Tech Corp since 2015.
Dr. Balasanov earned his Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, where he studied under Andrey Kolmogorov and leading members of his school. His primary expertise and research interests are in the area of stochastic modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence, robotics with applications in various fields including trading, risk management, finance and economics, business analytics, marketing and medical studies.
Dr. Balasanov has been a financial industry practitioner for more than 20 years, working at leading financial institutions as head quant, quantitative trader and risk manager. He has lead research teams working on analytical and data driven projects as well as development of software for analytics and quantitative trading.