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Academic Position

Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Assistant Professor of Finance - June 2010
 

Research Interests

Corporate Finance. Financial Intermediation. Corporate Governance. Applied Econometrics.Capital Structure & Investment Policy. Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Contract Theory.
 

Education
 

* Ph.D. in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2010. (Expected)
* Advisors: Franklin Allen (Co-Chair), João F. Gomes, A. Craig MacKinlay, David K. Musto (Chair) and David S. Scharfstein.
* M.A. in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2007.
* M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001-2003. (Passed Technical Qualifier Examination for Ph.D.)
* B.Tech. (President of India Gold Medalist - for the highest GPA among all graduating students) in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 1997-2001.

 

Honors and Awards

* Shmuel Kandel Award (Outstanding North American Ph.D. Student in Financial Economics), The Utah Winter Finance Conference 2010.
* Kauffman Foundation sponsored seat on University of Chicago NORC Data Enclave 2009-2010.
* Morgan Stanley Research Fellow 2008-2009.
* Weiss Center for International Financial Research Grant 2007-2008, 2008-2009.
* American Finance Association Student Travel Award 2009.
* Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Grant 2007-2008.
* University of Pennsylvania Dean's Fellowship for Distinguished Merit, 2005-2010.
* President of India Gold Medal (for the highest GPA among all graduating students) in Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 2001.
* 3rd Place at MIT IDEAS Competition, 2001.
* National Talent Scholar (500 students in the country), India, 1995.

 

Teaching

* SMU Cox School - Financial Management (UG): Fall 2010.
* Wharton (TA) - Corporate Finance (MBA/UG): Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2008.
* Wharton (TA) - Financial Derivatives (MBA/UG): Spring 2006, 2008, 2009.
* Wharton (TA) - Macroeconomics (MBA/UG): Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010.

 

Working Paper


1. Investment and Financing under Reverse Asset Substitution

 * Presented at AFA Annual Meetings 2010.
 * Presented at FMA Annual Meetings 2009.
 * Shmuel Kandel Award (Outstanding North American Ph.D. Student in Financial Economics), The Utah Winter Finance Conference 2010.
 * Morgan Stanley Research Award by Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.

Work In Progress

1. Effort, Risk and Walkaway under High Water Mark Style Contracts (With Sugata Ray)
2. Heterogeneity in Corporate Governance: Theory and Evidence
* Presented at FMA Annual Meetings 2009.


Presentations

  * 2010: American Finance Association Annual Meetings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University, SMU Cox School of Business, Emory Goizueta Business School, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Student Utah Winter Finance Conference.
  * 2009: Financial Management Association Annual Meetings, Lehigh University College of Business and Economics, Eastern Finance Association Meetings, Wharton Finance Corporate Finance Reading Group, Wharton Finance Macroeconomics Reading Group.
  * 2008: Midwest Finance Association Meetings, Eastern Finance Association Meetings, Wharton Finance Macroeconomics Reading Group.

Industry Experience

* Summer Associate, Securities Group, Cornerstone Research, NY (Summer 2008)
* Treasury and Relative Value Groups, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., NY (February 2005 - August 2005)
* Financial Instruments and Credit Groups, Citadel Investment Group, Chicago (June 2003 - February 2005)
* Research Intern, Networking Research Group, IBM India Research Laboratory, New Delhi (Summer 2000)


Patents

Inventor of US Patent US6807159, European Patent EP1202495, Japanese Patent JP3721115, German Patent DE60110184, Chinese patent CN1319298 and Austrian Patent AT293859. Patent Assignee is International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Armonk, NY. Patents on methodology for managing power consumption in a master driven time division duplex wireless network.


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