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IAQF & Thalesians Seminar Series: A Webinar by Professor Bud Mishra "Seeking the Self Amidst Covid’s Cytokine Cyclones"

  • 29 Sep 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom Webinar


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Seeking the Self Amidst Covid’s Cytokine Cyclones

A Webinar by

Professor Bud Mishra

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

6:00PM EDT


The talk studies a set of intertwined information-asymmetric game theoretic models of viral mimicry, immune evasion, asymptomatic selective sweeps, crisis economy and... moves beyond. It will highlight how quickly this ‘wicked’ problem has led to deceptive and shifting Nash equilibria but without an exit strategy in sight. In the absence of clarity (e.g., access to complete information) and yet facing in Covid a capricious and complex conspirator, we overview an exemplary solution, created by RxCovea, and examine how it might help.


Professor Bud Mishra: An educator, an inventor as well as a mentor to technologists, entrepreneurs and scientists. Prof. Mishra founded the NYU/Courant Bioinformatics Group, a multi-disciplinary group working on research at the interface of computer science, applied mathematics, biology, biomedicine and bio/nano-technologies as well as Tandon-Online program on Bioinformatics Engineering. Prof. Mishra has industrial experience in Computer and Data Science (aiNexusLab, ATTAP,, brainiad, Genesis Media, Pypestream, and Tartan Laboratories), Finance (Instadat, Pattern Recognition Fund and Tudor Investment), Robotics and Bio- and Nanotechnologies (Abraxis, Bioarrays, InSilico, MRTech, OpGen and Seqster). He is the author of a textbook on algorithmic algebra and more than two hundred archived publications. He has advised and mentored more than 35 graduate students and post-docs in the areas of computer science, robotics and control engineering, applied mathematics, finance, biology and medicine.

Prof. Mishra is currently a professor of computer science and mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, professor of engineering at NYUs Tandon School of engineering, professor of human genetics at MSSM Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, visiting scholar in quantitative biology at CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and a professor of cell biology at NYU SoM School of Medicine.

Prof. Mishra has a degree in Science from Utkal University, in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a fellow of IEEE, ACM and AAAS, a fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT (Kharagpur), and a NYSTAR Distinguished Professor.

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Special thanks to the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business for hosting and sponsoring the seminar series this fall. 

About the Series

The IAQF's Thalesians Seminar Series is a joint effort on the part of the IAQF ( and the Thalesians ( The goal of the series is to provide a forum for the exchange of new ideas and results related to the field of quantitative finance. This goal is accomplished by hosting seminars where leading practitioners and academics present new work, and following the seminars with a reception to facilitate further interaction and discussion.