Jonathan Li A unique industry-academic workshop on optimization in finance and risk management co-organized by Telfer professor Jonathan Y. Li was a huge success. This event, held in Toronto September 23-24, provided leading insights and unique networking opportunities designed to bridge the gap between academic research and financial applications of optimization techniques.

Hosted by the prestigious Fields Institute, the workshop drew a wide array of participants from financial institutions such as the Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Scotiabank, TD Bank, State Street, Goldman Sachs, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Sun Life Financial, Manulife Financial, S&P Capital IQ and IBM.

Professor Jonathan Li is an assistant professor in management information systems at the Telfer School whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of operations research and financial engineering.