Mark L. Green (Vice-Chair) is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. After teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, and MIT, he came to UCLA as an assistant professor in 1975. He was a founding codirector of the National Science Foundation NSF-funded Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Green’s research has taken him into different areas of mathematics: several complex variables, differential geometry, commutative algebra, Hodge theory, and algebraic geometry. He received an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin in 1998, and was recently elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Mathematical Society.
Tanya S. Beder is CEO and chairman of SBCC Group, a financial and risk advisory firm that she founded in 1987. She also serves as a director of American Century mutual fund complex in Mountain View, California, where she chairs the Risk Committee, and as a director of CYS Investments, a specialty finance company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. From 1994 through 2005, Ms. Beder held two senior positions in the asset management industry, first as managing director of Caxton Associates LLC, a $10 billion asset management firm, then as CEO of Tribeca Global Management LLC, a $3 billion dollar multistrategy fund. At SBCC Group, Ms. Beder heads the global strategy, crisis and risk management, derivatives, workout, and fund launch practices. Ms. Beder is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Financial Engineers, where she co-chairs its Investor Risk Committee. From 1998 through 2003 she was chairman of that association. Euromoney named Ms. Beder one of the top 50 women in finance around the world, and The Hedgefund Journal named her one of the 50 leading women in hedge funds. While CEO of Tribeca, Absolute Return awarded her the prestigious Institutional Investment Manager of the Year Award. Ms. Beder is an author of the book Financial Engineering, The Evolution of a Profession, published in 2011, which discusses the uses and misuses of derivatives and complex instruments in global capital markets, and has written numerous articles in the financial arena. At Stanford University she teaches the course Strategy and Policy Issues in Financial Engineering. Previously Ms. Beder taught courses at Yale University’s School of Management, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and Financial Engineering, and the New York Institute of Finance. Ms. Beder also serves on advisory boards at Columbia University and New York University’s Courant Institute and is an appointed Fellow of the International Center for Finance at Yale. She holds an M.B.A.