Paul Schneider graduated in 2006 from the University of Vienna with a PhD in finance. After a post-doctoral position in Vienna he joined the University of Warwick in 2008 as Assistant Professor. In January 2012 he will be appointed Senior Assistant Professor in quantitative methods at the Faculty of Economics, USI. Dr. Schneider’s research interests include financial econometrics, statistical methods, and asset pricing. His work has been published in the Annals of Statistics and the Journal of Financial Economics, among other international journals. He has been teaching computational finance, term structure modeling, and financial risk management atthe Bachelor to the PhD level.