Andrew Lo

Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering and Principal investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT

Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering, and a Principal Investigator at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. He received a B.A. in economics from Yale University in 1980, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1984. He has published extensively in academic journals (see and his most recent book is Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought.

His awards include Sloan and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Paul A. Samuelson Award, the Harry M. Markowitz Award, the CFA Institute’s James R. Vertin Award, and election to Academia Sinica, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and Time magazine’s 2012 list of the “100 most influential people in the world.” He has also received teaching awards from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT. His most recent research focuses on evolutionary models of investor behavior, an analytical framework for measuring the impact of impact investing, and applications of financial engineering to accelerate biomedical innovation.

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