AE Seminar: Edward Byrns

Thu Sep 08 2022 03:00 PM
Weber SST Lecture Hall 1
"Engineering and Climate Linked Economics:  Fuzzy Lines and Blurred Boundaries"

You're invited to attend the following seminar, 




"Engineering and Climate Linked Economics: 
Fuzzy Lines and Blurred Boundaries"




Edward Byrns

Founder, The Demex Group


Thursday, September 8
3:00 p.m.
Weber SST Lecture Hall 1
Microsoft Teams

About the Talk
In this talk, I will explore the intersection between Engineering. Economics and Finance.  Traditionally, financial engineering is portrayed as an offshoot of finance.  In contrast, I will illustrate the similarities of problem solving across all three disciplines. I will draw on my personal journey from a PhD in Aerospace Engineering (go Jackets!) to a career in financial engineering. I will draw upon real world examples to illustrate the convergence of these disciplines, with a special focus on climate change risk solutions.


About the Speaker: 
Dr. Byrns is the Founder of The Demex Group.  The Demex Group is a technology company that has pioneered a new paradigm to customize and deliver climate resilient risk solutions on a global scale. Dr. Byrns has been working in weather and commodity markets for over 20 years.  He has held leadership roles in quantitative systems at a variety of risk-taking organizations, including reinsurance companies, hedge funds and merchant energy groups.  Before entering the trading field, Dr. Byrns worked as an analyst and consultant in Washington DC, and also served as an adjunct professor at two local universities. Dr. Byrns received his PhD in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  Additionally, he received his MS in Economics and MS in Engineering, both from Georgia Tech.  He received his BSE from Princeton University.


Weber SST Lecture Hall 1