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Benjamin E. Van Vliet Biography

Benjamin E. Van Vliet

Benjamin E. Van Vliet
Associate Professor of Finance
Director, Center for Strategic Finance





Main Campus, IIT Tower, 18C4-2
Downtown Campus, Room 454


Ph.D., Stuart School of Business, Management Science
M.S., Stuart School of Business, Financial Markets and Trading
B.A., Calvin College, Business


Ben Van Vliet is an Associate Professor of Finance at Stuart, where teaches courses in C++ and C# programming for quantitative finance and automated trading system design and development. He is also the Director of Stuart Center for Strategic Finance. He is the author of three books on algorithmic trading/investment—Quality Money Management with A. Kumiega, Modeling Financial Markets with R. Hendry, and Building Automated Trading Systems

His numerous academic papers on algorithmic/high frequency trading and quantitative finance have been published in the Journal of TradingAlgorithmic FinanceJournal of DerivativesJournal of Behavioral FinanceWilmottQuantitative FinanceBusiness Ethics QuarterlyInterfacesScience and Engineering EthicsApplied Financial Economics, and the Journal of Information Technology.  His research on ethics in high frequency trading has been featured on Forbes.  He has been quoted and mentioned extensively in the national media on high frequency trading, including Bloomberg TV, NewsweekBusinessWeekWIREDIEEE SpectrumInstitutional InvestorAutomated Trader, and Reuters.

Research Interests: 

High Frequency trading
Systematic trading and investment
Quality control of trading systems and technology
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