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Richard B Sowers

Richard B Sowers
Richard B Sowers

Administrative Titles

Professor of ISE & Mathematics
(217) 333-6246
104C Transportation Building
Professor of ISE & Mathematics
(217) 333-6246
104C Transportation Building

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Education

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1986.
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, 1988.
  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park, 1991.

Academic Positions

  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, 2012-present.
  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Statistics (courtesy), 2011-present.
  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mathematics, 2006-present.
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Department of Mathematics, 2001-2006.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Department of Mathematics, 1996-2001.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Mathematics, 1994-1995 (with NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship).
  • Visitor, University of Maryland, Department of Mathematics, 1993-1994 (with NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship).
  • Research Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral), University of Southern California, Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences, 1991-1993.

Other Professional Employment

  • Research Principal, Office of Financial Research, 2012-present.

Research Interests

  • Financial Networks
  • Dynamics
  • Stochastics

Research Areas

  • Data Analytics
  • Decision and Control Systems
  • Financial Engineering

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Courses Taught

  • ASRM 406 - Lin Algebra & Financial Apps
  • ASRM 510 - Financial Mathematics
  • CS 547 - Deep Learning
  • IE 498 - Deep Learning
  • IE 526 - Stochastic Calculus in Finance
  • IE 534 - Deep Learning
  • MATH 461 - Probability Theory
  • MATH 492 - Alexa
  • MATH 492 - Undergraduate Research in Math
  • MATH 492 - Virtual Reality, Visual Cliffs
  • MATH 597 - Reading Course
  • SE 261 - Business Side of Engineering
  • TE 401 - Develop Breakthrough Projects