My interests are the interaction of randomness and dynamics in various applied problems. My formal training is in electrical engineering and applied mathematics. I find that some of the more interesting problems I have worked on have come from looking at the real world with a strongly quantitative toolset. Along the way, I have spent time at a hedge fund (Evnine and Associates) and at the Office of Financial Research. Finally, at the moment I am the associate head for undergraduate studies in the department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering.

Richard
Sowers

Professor
University of Illinois at
  Urbana-Champaign

Department of Industrial and
  Enterprise Engineering

Department of Mathematics

Office: 104C Transportation
email: r-sowers@illinois.edu