Thaisiri Watewai is the Director of the Financial Engineering Program at Chulalongkorn University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the School of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, and in the same year received an LL.B. from Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand. As an Anandamahidol Foundation scholarship recipient, he received a M.S. in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a researcher at MSCI Barra and Barclays Global Investors before joining Chulalongkorn University. His research interests include financial modeling and optimization, stochastic control, risk management and statistical analysis.