Michael Aichinger, FRM, obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz with a thesis on numerical methods in density functional theory and their application to 2D finite electron systems. A mobility grant led him to the Texas A&M University (2003) and to the Helsinki University of Technology (2004). In 2007, Michael Aichinger joined the Industrial Mathematics Competence Center, where he has been working as a senior researcher and consultant in the field of quantitative finance for the last five years. He also works for the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, where he is involved in several industrial mathematics and computational physics projects.
Andreas Binder obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Mathematics from the Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz with a thesis on continuous casting of steel. A research grant led him to the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, UK, in 1991. After returning to Linz, he became assistant professor at the Industrial Mathematics Institute. In 1996, he left university and became managing director of MathConsult GmbH. Andreas Binder has authored two introductory books on mathematical finance and 25 journal articles in the fields of industrial mathematics and of mathematical finance.