Mete Soner, Switzerland

Soner, is currently a professor of mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and holds a Senior Chair at the Swiss Finance Institute. Soner has received his doctoral degree from the Division of Applied Mathematics of Brown University in 1985 and has taught in the mathematics departments of Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Koc and Sabanci Universities. At Princeton he was the Paul M. Wyhtes ’55 Professor of Engineering and Finance and was affiliated with the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and the Bendheim Center of Finance.

He has co-authored a book, with Wendell Fleming, on viscosity solutions and stochastic control and authored or co-authored several articles on nonlinear partial differential equations, viscosity solutions, stochastic optimal control and mathematical finance. During 2011-2016, he has been the Executive Secretary of the Bachelier Finance Society. In 2014, he received an Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Research Award and in 2015 was elected as a SIAM Fellow.