Dr. Ahmet K. Karagozoglu is the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance & Investment Banking in Department of Finance, at Zarb School of Business of Hofstra University in New York, USA. Dr. Karagozoglu is the founding Academic Director of the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room at Zarb School of Business and served in that capacity from 2005 to 2021.
Dr. Karagozoglu is also a Visiting Scholar at the Volatility and Risk Institute in Stern School of Business of New York University since September 2019 and as Visiting Research Professor from February to August of 2019.
Dr. Karagozoglu has received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2009 and the Dean’s Research Award both in 2000 and in 2012. He also received the Dean’s Distinguished Service award in 2007. He teaches advanced derivatives markets and financial modeling among others at the MS in Quantitative Finance program.
Dr. Karagozoglu is an expert in futures markets, option pricing, credit risk, market microstructure and risk management. His research on algorithmic trading received the Washington D.C. based Institute for Financial Markets’ inaugural Research Award in 2010. He was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Turkish Derivatives Conference organized in 2011 by the IFM and Futures Industry Association. Dr. Karagozoglu was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the 11th Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum on May 28, 2014 in Shanghai, China.
Dr. Karagozoglu’s research has been published in various academic journals such as the Review of Futures Markets, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Futures Markets, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and the Journal of Fixed Income. His work also appeared in practitioner journals such as the United Kingdom based Creditflux.
Dr. Karagozoglu presented his research around the globe at numerous conferences such as the FMA International and International Association of Financial Engineering. He delivered invited presentations at the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C., the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium in Hong Kong, the Euro Working Group on Financial Modeling in Prague, Czech Republic as well as in Costa Rica and his most recent academic presentation was at the 2nd International Conference on Futures and Derivative Markets (ICFDM) in Renmin University, Beijing China.
Dr. Karagozoglu also taught finance full-time at Baruch College in New York City. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey, his M.B.A from the University of Wisconsin and earned his Ph.D. in finance at Baruch College of the City University of New York, where he received the Oscar Lasdon Best Dissertation Award.
- ALPFA Association of Latino Professionals For America
- GARP Global Association of Risk Professionals
- IAQF International Association for Quantitative Finance
- PRMIA Professional Risk Managers’ International Association