Bio: Shashi Borade received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. in 2004, both from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Earlier he received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2002. He was a Hewlett-Packard Fellow at MIT during 2005-2007, a MIT Presidential Fellow during 2002-2003, and was awarded the Institute Silver Medal by IIT Bombay in 2002 for the best academic performance in Electrical Engineering. He has been a quantitative researcher at D. E. Shaw & Co. since finishing his doctoral studies. His research interests include information theory, statistics, and quantitative finance.