CDAR Directory

Robert Anderson


Robert M. Anderson is Director of the Center for Risk Management Research at UC Berkeley. He is also Professor of the Graduate School, Coleman Fung Professor Emeritus of Risk Management, and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Mathematics at UC Berkeley. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1973 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in Mathematics in 1977, under the supervision of Shizuo Kakutani. He spent a year as McMaster Fellow at McMaster University in 1977-78, and then...

Nick Gunther

Affiliated Researcher

Nicholas L. Gunther received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard in 1982 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986. Nick worked as an associate specializing in tax matters at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton until 1992. From 1992 until the present, Nick has worked on the development, structuring and execution of financial products with a tax, accounting or regulatory emphasis, at AIG Financial Products, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Sosin & Co. LLC and other prominent investment banking firms. In 2005, with one of his colleagues, Nick founded GH Group LLC, a registered...

Morten Larsen


Morten Larsen is Senior Advisor at the Danish Innovation Centre in Palo Alto, where he facilitates collaboration between Denmark and California within research, higher education, innovation and entrepreneurship. He runs a fintech exchange program for Danish elite students coming to UC Berkeley to study and build a start-up. The program is run in collaboration with CDAR. The mission of the Danish Innovation Centre is to build bridges to a sustainable future by establishing public, private, and research collaboration and partnerships with local actors.

Prior to relocating to Silicon...

Tingyue Gan


Tingyue Gan received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She joined CDAR in July 2018. Her current research interests are natural language processing, graph embedding, and their use cases.

Anders Christjansen


Anders is an executive and board advisor for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Innovation Center in Palo Alto, one of eight global offices. The mission of the team is to build bridges to a sustainable future by establishing public, private, and research collaboration and partnerships. Anders advisory focus is within Fintech and ESG where he serves organizations such as Nordea, Danske Bank, PFA, and Pension Danmark.

Prior to his advisory career, Anders held various leadership positions in Europe and started a number of tech companies. As...

John Arabadjis

Member (2016-2019)

John is the Head of Macro Strategy Products & Analytics at Bank of New York Mellon, the group responsible for developing trading analytics and models of financial market dynamics for BNYM Markets businesses and their clients by applying the tools of data science to vast amounts of proprietary, market and macroeconomic data sets.

Before joining BNYM, John headed teams of data scientists at State Street, guiding R&D in a number of areas including behavioral finance, alternative data, multi-asset risk management, sustainable investing, private equity, and quantitative...

Sang Oum

Chief Administrative Officer

Sang earned a B.S. in Managerial Economics from UC Davis in 2001. She started her career in the Information Services and Technology department at UC Berkeley. She then moved into Central payroll and later to Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was an operations manager for three centers on campus before moving into her role at CDAR as a chief administrative officer. She has earned three staff awards and a certificate in Event Planning.