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Dr. Andrew Kumiega has applied his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering to research positions in both the manufacturing and the financial industry over the last 30 years.  He has held multiple director and partner-level positions in financial services firms.  At most of these firms, Dr. Kumiega was responsible for IT Governance/Risk including model governance and overall IT systems reliability management.


Dr. Kumiega pioneered the application of software quality engineering and risk management to reduce risk and increase system availability for financial platforms.  He applied this unique approach to investment management, market making, fund administration, and compliance.  His relentless approach of continuous improvement resulted in moving many systems from 99.9% availability to 99.999% availability. 


Dr. Kumiega is a facility member at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  His industry research interests include: implied volatility models for equity derivatives, pricing models for convertible bonds, multi-factor stock selection models, quality, machine learning IT risk management , and project management for the financial service industry. 

Dr. Kumiega is the co-author of Quality Money Management along with multiple journal articles.   Dr. Kumiega holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Management from the University of Illinois, Chicago, an M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an M.Sc. in Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology.  Dr. Kumiega is currently a CQE, CSQE, CSQ member in the ASQ organization and a CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, and CISM certified member of ISACA.ORG.

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