Iris Mack, PhD, EMBA earned a Harvard doctorate in Applied Mathematics and a London Business School MBA. She is a former MIT professor. Dr. Mack is also a former Derivatives Quant/Trader who has worked in financial institutions in the U.S., London and Asia. Oxford-trained mathematician Dr. Paul Wilmott - founder of the Certificate of Quantitative Finance Program in London - has invited Dr. Mack to lecture on Energy Derivatives. He also invited her to join his team of quantitative financial markets bloggers on wilmott.com. This team of bloggers includes financial heavyweights such as the The Black Swan author Dr. Nassim Taleb; former Goldman Sachs Quant Dr. Emanuel Derman; and former derivatives trader Satyajit Das - recently featured in The Inside Job movie. Dr. Mack is under contract with the Global Finance Division of John Wiley & Sons Publishers to write a book entitled "Energy Trading and Risk Management." She is also an Energy Derivatives and Quantitative Investment consultant for 7city in Singapore. Dr. Mack conducts workshops on Quantitative Investments and High Frequency Trading for the Terrapinn Group "3-Day MBA Program" in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. She also serves on a Research Advisory Board for the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Boards of the Women Mentor Women Foundation and the I Can Still Do That Foundation. Dr. Mack founded Phat Math Inc. in Miami, Florida in 2003. A few years later in 2007 she and her colleagues at Phat Math launched their prototype mathematics edutainment social network PhatMath.com. Students in grades K-12 and College have access to free 24/7 online math homework help on PhatMath.com - named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. Dr. Mack has been an astronaut semifinalist, one of Glamour Magazine’s “Top 10” college students, one of Glamour’s “Top 10” working women, an investment banker, an Enron Energy Trader and an MIT professor. In addition, she was the second African-American female to earn a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Later she became a mathematics and business school professor at several academic institutions, while simultaneously running a consulting firm Associated Technologists, Inc. (ATI). More information about Dr. Mack’s professional experiences, her academic credentials, speaking engagements and media exposure may be found on www.IMackGroup.com.
Edutainment = Education + Entertainment
The math edutainment company Phat Math, Inc. generates products and services that have the feel of a hip-hop version of Sesame Street - as described in this 2004 press release. The social network www.PhatMath.com has received quite a bit of national recognition, such as: Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics. 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. 25 Savvy Social Media Sites for Grad Students.
Iris Mack, PhD, EMBA earned a Harvard doctorate in Applied Mathematics and a London Business School MBA.