Charles S. Tapiero is the Topfer Chair Distinguished Professor of Financial Engineering and Technology Management at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He is also founder and department head of the Risk and Financial Engineering Department, and serves as the director of its Advanced Degrees Programs. Professor Tapiero has earned a worldwide reputation as a researcher and consultant, and has sat on the boards of large firms. Professor Tapiero is currently the co-editor in chief of Risk and Decision Analysis. His fields of interests span financial engineering, risk assessment and analysis, actuarial and insurance science, computational finance, infrastructure finance, networks and supply chain risk.
Professor Tapiero has contributed more than 350 papers in academic refereed journals and 14 books. His research spans risk insurance and finance, operations risk and quality, supply chain risk, stochastic and dynamic systems, range processes and R/S statistics, logistics and industrial management, operations research and decisions analysis.
Professor Tapiero has held numerous positions of responsibility at the highest levels of an industrial conglomerate (Koor Industries, 1994-2000), quasi-government and government agencies (1978-1982) and professorial positions in the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia.
His books include Risk Finance and Assets Pricing (John Wiley, 2011), Applied Stochastic Models and Control in Finance and Insurance (Kluwer Academic Press, 1998), The Management and the Control of Quality (Chapman and Hall, 1996), Risk and Financial Management: Mathematical and Computational Methods (John Wiley, March 2004) and Supply Chain Risks Games (Springer, 2007) .
He received his doctoral degree in Operation Research and Management from New York University’s Graduate school of Business Administration, and held University positions at Columbia University, the University of Washington, Case Western Reserve University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Institute of Financial Mathematics in Montreal and ESSEC (France) before joining NYU-Poly.