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Algorithms and Business Analytics with applications primarily in Mathematical Finance and Sports Analytics
Enterprise-Level Technologies, Software Architectures, and Hands-on Full Stack Developer


Ahmad Namini is a Professor of the Practice of the Practice of Business Analytics at Brandeis University’s International Business School. He teaches courses in computer programming, quantitative analysis, machine learning, and sports analytics. Dr. Namini has served as a quantitative analyst/developer, desk strategist, analytics head and CTO in the fixed income and credit derivative spaces for various investment banks and hedge funds which include Alpha Simplex, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Fortress Investment Group and Frontlight Capital. He has a PhD in Computational Mechanics from the University of Maryland and has written numerous refereed journal articles, presented at prestigious conferences, and has consulted with startup and established companies. He served as a faculty member at the University of Miami for 10 years where he developed an NSF-funded research program in computational aerodynamics and parallel computing of long span bridges.


University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D.
Boston University, M.A.
University of Maryland, College Park, M.S.

Courses Taught
  • BUS 211f Analyzing Big Data I
  • BUS 212a Analyzing Big Data II
  • BUS 215f Python and Applications to Business Analytics
  • BUS 216f Python and Applications to Business Analytics II
  • BUS 294a Data Analytics Field Project
  • FIN 215f Python and Applications to Finance
  • FIN 253a Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Finance
Awards & Honors
  • (1998) Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Miami
  • (1997) Alexander Orr, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Miami
  • (1996) Outstanding Professor Award, Lambda Chi Alpha, University of Miami
  • (1991) James L. Knight Junior Faculty Fellowship Award, University of Miami
  • (1991) Outstanding Teaching Award, NSAE Student Chapter, University of Miami
  • (1988) Eisenhower Research Fellow, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration