The Statistics Seminar speaker for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, is Stoyan Stoyanov, a research professor of finance in the Center for Finance and the College of Business, Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Stoyan was a professor of finance at EDHEC Business School and head of research at EDHEC Risk Institute–Asia. He worked for over six years as head of quantitative research for FinAnalytica, a financial technology firm, currently a part of FactSet. His research focuses on probability theory, extreme risk modeling, and asset pricing. He has published over forty articles in leading academic and practitioner-oriented scientific journals such as Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Portfolio Management, contributed to many professional handbooks and co-authored five books on probability and stochastics, financial risk assessment and portfolio optimization. He holds a master in science in applied probability and statistics from Sofia University and a PhD in mathematical finance from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.