Cris Doloc

Lecturer @ University of Chicago

Lecturer @ University of Chicago – Graham School

Cris Doloc is a Computational Scientist & an accomplished technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in Enterprise Software Architecture, Machine Learning & High Performance Computing.

Currently Cris is the founder & CEO of ALGOMEX, a seed-stage tech venture that will bring “disruptive” technologies from Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing into the field of Precision Medicine. Cris’ vision is to take advantage of an impressive arsenal of technological discoveries in Next Generation Sequencing, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning & High Performance Computing to advance the current state of Medicine and to allow clinicians and patients to take full advantage of the latest technological advances in Precision Medicine.

Cris is also an lecturer at the University of Chicago – Graham School, where he is teaching in their Financial Mathematics program a course on “Case Studies of Implementations in Computational Finance”.

Cris has spent a good portion of his career in working in leading roles for well-established trading firms in Chicago. As a Trading System Architect, Cris has led the development of several large scale trading systems. His area of expertise is in architecting and developing enterprise level systems for trading, valuation and risk. As a Financial Engineer, Cris has developed mathematical models and software for valuation and risk management of portfolios for financial instruments, as well as quantitative trading strategies. As a business consultant Cris has worked with clients in setting up connectivity to various electronic exchanges around-the-globe, and have developed business plans for proprietary trading operations. Cris is registered as Commodity Trading Adviser in US, and as a Securities broker in EU.

During the past decade Cris has held several executive level positions:
– Chief Technology Officer of Terra-Nova Financial, a self-clearing Broker dealer in US Equity and Options, and the before that
– Founder and Principal of Quantras Research Ltd., a boutique Research & Development firm specialized in providing expertise in the area of Computational Finance, Financial Engineering, and Quantitative Trading.

Cris is currently serving in the Board of Directors of the Romanian-American Business Club in Chicago and he has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Assoc. Over the past 16 years, Cris has established himself as a thought leader in the field of High Frequency Trading. As such, Cris has been a frequent speaker at several technology Conferences: the GTC Technology Conference in Silicon Valley (2012-2015), the Global Derivatives Conference in Chicago(2014). Cris has been as a frequent panelist at Trade shows in Chicago and New York.

Cris has authored 12 scientific papers published in international Physics journals, and his work has generated many citations in world recognized scientific journals. He has been invited to present a dozen of talks at international conferences and workshops.
Cris holds a PhD in Computational Physics awarded by the French Atomic Energy Commission in Paris – France, and a Master in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Bucharest in Romania.

Cris Doloc