Roberto Reno joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2010 as a visiting professor. He is professor of Mathematical Finance at the Department of Economics of the University of Verona. Previously, he was associate professor and assistant professor of Mathematical Finance at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Siena. Reno holds a PhD in Financial Mathematics from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and an MS degree with a major in Physics from the University of Pisa. His research focuses on financial mathematics; financial econometrics and finance; and specifically on asset pricing, volatility modeling and forecasting, and nonparametric statistics. He has published more than 40 research papers on finance, economics, econometrics, mathematics, and physics. Courses taught at Carey include Financial Modeling and Valuation, Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies, and Corporate Finance.