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David K.A. Mordecai

Board of Governors

Co-Managing Member, Numerati® Partners LLC, RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences NYU, and Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.

David K. A. Mordecai is President and co-founder of Risk Economics, Inc., a New York City based advisory firm, which specializes in the application of computational economics to the proprietary development and scalable implementation of robust modeling and data analytic frameworks for valuation, strategic and systemic risk analysis, and dynamic asset-liability management. Dr. Mordecai is also Co-Managing Member and co-founder of Numerati® Partners LLC, which coordinates a data analytics and technology development ecosystem with the mission of advancing and fostering the next generation of scalable data-intensive risk and liability management enterprises.

He earned a PhD with concentrations in Mathematical Statistics/Econometrics and Economics/Industrial Organization from the University of Chicago, and an MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business, and has over forty years of experience at the intersection of industrial economics, statistics and engineering across a diverse range of use-case domains, institutional and market contexts, and industry sectors.

Dr. Mordecai is an Adjunct Professor of Econometrics and Statistics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute, and has advised research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, since co-founding the lab in 2011. He has served as an adjunct instructor of applied mathematics at Courant, and for the NYU Center for Data Science (NYUCDS). In 2014, he was appointed the Course Director to lead the NYUCDS Capstone graduate applied research program in its inaugural year. Since November 2013, he was appointed and continues to serve as the Scientist-in-Residence at FinTech Innovation Lab.

Dr. Mordecai was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Risk Finance, a quarterly peer-reviewed research periodical, which addresses topics in financial risk intermediation. David has served as a member of the board of directors of Scenic Hudson and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, and also served as a member of the leadership council of Black Rock Forest Consortium, a 4,000-acre natural living laboratory for field-based scientific research and education, operated by a consortium of twenty-three colleges and universities, public and independent schools, and scientific and cultural institutions.