Riaz has been lecturing at UCL on a part-time basis since October 2005. He has full lead of graduate level modules in Mathematical and Computational Finance for the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science and more recently the School of Management - accessed by six different MSc programmes. His full-time work is in the city, at Fitch Learning; which is the training arm of The Fitch Group. Prior to this he was in the Mathematical Finance Group at the Mathematical Institute (University of Oxford).
Riaz teaches Mathematical Finance; C++ and Python programming for financial engineering applications. He has been training in the financial markets since 2003, in London, New York and the Far East. The range of audiences he has taught include front office professionals and new graduate hires at investment banks. In addition he has delivered quantitative finance continuous professional development workshops for CFA charter holders in London and New York.
Riaz holds the degrees of BSc.; MSc.; PhD in Mathematics from King’s College London, Imperial College London and UCL in turn. His doctorate in theoretical and computational fluid dynamics was completed under the supervision of Professor F T Smith FRS.
In the past Riaz’s academic work has involved applying mathematics, in particular, Partial Differential Equations, to model problems in physiological flows (arterial blood flow and vascular disease) and aerodynamics (turbulent spot formation). Since 2001 Riaz has been fully committed to problems in Financial Mathematics. During this time he has taught mathematical finance across most asset classes and derivative types.