Dr. Carlos Tolmasky is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Associate Director of Industrial Programs at the IMA. Carlos splits his time between MCFAM and the IMA. He was part of the founding team of industry practitioners and academics who developed the Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) program within MCFAM. Since the inception of the MFM he has continued to teach the yearlong MFM course sequence called "Mathematical Theory Applied in Finance". His research focus is Mathematical Finance. Prior to his full time appointment at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Tolmasky was a derivatives trader at Cargill Petroleum. He joined Cargill in 1996 as a member of their Research Group focusing on the development and implementation of derivatives models for fixed income and commodities markets. He later joined the petroleum group as a "desk quant" and, more recently, as a derivatives/relative value trader. He holds an undergraduate degree (Licenciado) from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Washington.