Ben Spies began his studies in Mathematics and Economics at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen in October 2014. After a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, he completed his bachelor’s degree in 2018 with a thesis in the fields of Discrete Optimization. After a few months of practical experience in the risk management department at Deutsche Bank AG, Ben started a graduate program at the London School of Economics, where he received the degree MSc Applicable Mathematics in 2019. The same year, in October, Ben joined the TopMath program at TUM, where since late 2020, he conducts research in the area of discrete-time GARCH models under Prof. Rudi Zagst’s supervision.
- Financial Mathematics 1 (WS 2021/22, Übung)