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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Dr. Paul Burchard Head of R&D Goldman Sachs

Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Dr. Paul Burchard Head of R&D Goldman Sachs

Paul Burchard is a Managing Director and Head of Research & Development for Goldman Sachs.

He focuses on the conception and development of creative mathematical ideas that advance leading-edge areas of technology and finance, Paul also designs and develops software to implement those ideas.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, at the University of California Paul invented algorithms for the manufacture of integrated circuits with features smaller than the wavelength of light used to illuminate the lithographic masks. One conceptual advance was to show that the wavelength of light doesn’t actually limit the size of patterns that can be imaged, if we can have multiple exposures. When the desired pattern is smaller than the wavelength. The mask does not look like the pattern, but must instead become discovered by solving an inverse problem. To solve inverse problems efficiently, invented an algorithm for fast incremental convolution, based on the concept of fractal space-filling curves. This algorithm is as fundamental as the famous FFT, which allows fast convolution.

As a visiting Assistant Professor at UC Paul invented the correct equation for processing vector data with features; for example, removing noise from color images containing edges. This equation is known as “Color TV” and has many applications.

Prior, when Paul was at Princeton as a Research Fellow

He invented a more realistic notion of fuzzy string matching, and efficient algorithms for finding such matches. Standard fuzzy matching only allows for single-character differences. But both human-generated text and biological genes evolve by large block operations as well.

Lastly, Paul received his Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Chicago & received his AB in Math & Physics from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan’s 2022 Future Of Finance Conference Speaker Profile: Dr. Paul Burchard Head of R&D Goldman Sachs