Nassim Nicholas Taleb, (Mandatory) Speaker Bio and High Resolution Photos
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability.
Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto
(The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness,
and Antifragile) covering
broad facets of uncertainty. It has been translated into 36
In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also published, as a backup of the Incerto, more than 45 scholarly
papers in statistical physics,
statistics, philosophy, ethics, economics, international affairs, and
quantitative finance, all around the notion of
risk and probability. He spent time as a professional researcher (Distinguished Professor of Risk
Engineering at NYU's
School of Engineering and Dean's Professor at U. Mass Amherst). His current focus is on the properties
of systems that can handle disorder ("antifragile").
Taleb refuses all honors and anything that "turns knowledge into a spectator sport".
(Please note that the author does not allow fluffy and longer bios with information from the web. Only the official biography is authorized)