Andrew Lo

professor of finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, director of MIT’s laboratory for financial engineering, and principal investigator at MIT’s computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory.

Andrew’s current research spans five areas: evolutionary models of investor behavior and adaptive markets, systemic risk and financial regulation, quantitative models of financial markets, financial applications of machine-learning techniques and secure multi-party computation, and healthcare finance.

Andrew’s awards include Batterymarch, Guggenheim, and Sloan Fellowships; the Paul A. Samuelson Award; the Eugene Fama Prize; the IAFE-SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year; the Global Association of Risk Professionals Risk Manager of the Year; the Harry M. Markowitz Award; the Managed Futures Pinnacle Achievement Award; one of TIME’s “100 most influential people in the world”; and awards for teaching excellence from both Wharton and MIT.

He holds a BA in economics from Yale University and an AM and PhD in economics from Harvard University.