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Dessislava A. Pachamanova  

Professor of Analytics and Computational Finance

Zwerling Family Endowed Research Scholar
A.B., Princeton University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Academic Division

Dr. Pachamanova’s research and consulting span multiple fields, including financial modeling, robust optimization, operations, predictive analytics, and simulation. She has authored and coauthored tens of articles in operations research, finance, engineering, marketing and management journals, numerous book chapters, as well as two books in computational finance and risk management: Robust Portfolio Optimization and Management (2007) and Simulation and Optimization in Finance: Modeling with MATLAB, @RISK, or VBA (2010), both part of The Frank J. Fabozzi Series in Finance, J. Wiley & Sons.

Dr. Pachamanova teaches in the undergraduate, full time MBA and evening MBA programs, and co-designed Babson’s undergraduate and MBA business analytics concentration curricula. She also serves as the faculty director of an open enrollment business analytics program at Babson Executive Education.

Dr. Pachamanova holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.​