Johannes Ruf – Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


Johannes Ruf is a full Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a leading academic in mathematical finance. Prior to LSE, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and a Senior Lecturer at the University College London (UCL). Johannes was awarded his Ph.D. in Statistics at Columbia University in New York.

Johannes’ research interests include machine learning and portfolio theory. His work received several industry prizes including the ‘Morgan Stanley Prize for Excellence in Financial Markets’ and a Savvy Investor recognition for the ‘Best Factor Investing Papers of 2018.’ Johannes’ research was covered by Risk Magazine. He was a Fulbright scholar and won several teaching prizes at Columbia University and LSE. He coauthored numerous published research articles with practitioners and academics from different fields including Finance, Economics, and Operations Research.

Johannes is also an associated member at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and an associate editor of Applied Mathematical Finance and Stochastic Models. He served on the Expert Council for the ‘Pilot Project on Environmental Stress Testing - Testing Corporate Loan Portfolios for Drought Scenario,’ launched by the United Nations Environmental Programme. Johannes also served as the director of the MSc programme in Financial Mathematics at LSE.