Hirbod joined Kent Business School (KBS) in January 2021 as a senior lecturer in finance and fintech.
Prior to that, he worked for 7 years at the University of Liverpool. He has a PhD in financial mathematics in 2011 from the University of Montreal and another PhD in economics in 2013 from Concordia University.
His research covers topics in fintech, insuretech, machine learning and risk management. He has been collaborating with prestigious institutions, such as MUFG (Mitsubishi) Bank, Lloyds Bank and Azur UW (part of AIG) on topics in machine learning and data science. Some of these works have already resulted in conference and journal papers.
He has worked with Stable Group Ltd and introduced a new insurance product to manage the risk of commodities volatile prices and was recognized by the University of Liverpool as an impact case for 2021 REF submission. He was awarded the title of Head of Consultancy at Liverpool’s mathematics department in recognition of the excellent work in relation to consultancy and external engagement and also was awarded the Balvir Singh medal by Concordia economics department for the excellent achievements in economics PhD dissertation.
He is also a member of the advisory board of the Agricultural Finance Review.
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Since 2013, Hirbod has published numerous 4*/3* ABS listing papers two of them listed below:
European Journal of Operations Research, Economic Theory, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Mathematical Economics
Journal of Optimization: Theory and Application, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.
He has also contributed to writing two working papers for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He was generated £100k, as PI from international grants and industrial engagement. This includes a combination of different consultancy income and research grants.