University of Texas at Austin

Stathis Tompaidis

Affiliated faculty (non-Core)

The Capitol City Savings Regents Professorship

Professor Information, Risk, & Operations Management

Research Interests

Quantitative Finance


Stathis Tompaidis is the Capitol City Savings Regents Professor at the Information, Risk and Operations Management department, and, by courtesy appointment, a Professor at the department of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki in Greece, he received his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1994. He has also held visiting positions at Columbia University, Duke University, the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), and Northwestern University. From 2015 to 2017 he was the Associate Director for the Financial Markets group and the acting Associate Director for the Financial Institutions and Risk Management group at the Office of Financial Research.

His research focuses on the development of quantitative methods for solving complex problems in finance and economics. His interests include risk management, derivatives markets, asset allocation and asset management, central clearing, the structure and evolution of financial markets, energy finance, and real estate finance. He is currently an Associate Editor in the Finance area for Management Science, and an Associate Editor in the area of Financial Engineering for IISE Transactions, Operations Engineering & Analytics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Operations Research, and Management Science.