Iris Mack, PhD, EMBA earned a Harvard doctorate in Applied Mathematics and a London Business School MBA. She is a former MIT professor. Dr. Mack is also a former Derivatives Quant/Trader who has worked in financial institutions in the US., London, Asia and the Caribbean.
In addition to conducting lectures on Energy Derivatives for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance Programme, she is an Energy Derivatives and Quantitative Investment consultant for 7city in Singapore. She has also been invited to join Dr Paul Wilmott's team of financial markets bloggers on Wilmott.com. She also worked as a Finance Subject Matter Expert for the Virginia Department of Education’s new online Financial Literacy program. Dr. Mack serves on a National Academy of Sciences Research Advisory Board. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Boards of the Women Mentor Women Foundation and the I Can Still Do That Foundation.
Dr. Mack founded Phat Math Inc. in Miami, Florida in 2003. A few years later in 2007 she and her colleagues at Phat Math launched their prototype mathematics edutainment social network PhatMath.com. Students in grades K-12 and College have access to free 24/7 online math homework help on PhatMath.com - named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students.
Dr. Mack has been an astronaut semi-finalist, one of Glamour Magazine’s “Top 10” college students, one of Glamour’s “Top 10” working women, an investment banker, an Enron Energy Trader and an MIT professor. In addition, she was the second African-American female to earn a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Later she became a mathematics and business school professor at several academic institutions, while simultaneously running a consulting firm Associated Technologists, Inc. (ATI).
Dr. Mack is under contract with the Global Finance Division of John Wiley & Sons Publishers to write a book entitled "Energy Trading and Risk Management."