Nassim Nicolas Taleb,

PhD

New York University Polytechnic Institute

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University Polytechnic Institute and the author of The Black Swan. A former derivatives trader, he is known for a multidisciplinary approach to the role of the high-impact rare event–across economics, philosophy, political science, finance, engineering, and history.

His current focus is on the fragility of systems and designing protocols to live in a world we don't understand.

His books have been published in 32 languages.