Xunyu Zhou is the Nomura Professor of Mathematical Finance, the Director of the Nomura Centre for Mathematical Finance, and a Professorial Fellow of St Hugh’s College, the University of Oxford. His primary research areas are quantitative finance and risk management, and he has recently engaged in the study of behavioural finance. He is an invited speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians, a winner of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, and a recipient of the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship. He also holds a chair professorship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He got his BSc and PhD degrees in 1984 and 1989 respectively, both from Fudan University, and worked in Kobe University and University of Toronto.